South Walney Nature Reserve
Home to one of the largest gull colonies in Europe, more than 30000 pairs. There are large numbers of breeding Eider ducks, with close views of eggs, nests and chicks from May to July. One of the finest bird-watching sites in Cumbria, with wintering waders and wildfowl plus large numbers of migrants including regular rarities, spring and autumn. Also nationally important for its saline lagoons and coastal flora.
Adult £2, children 50p. Free entry to members of Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
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VenueSouth Walney Nature Reserve
Coastguard Cottages, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 3YQ
Map reference: SD 209631 Lat: 54.05774 Long: -3.20986
Cross Jubilee Bridge onto Walney Island, take a left onto Ocean Road for 1 mile before turning onto Carr Lane. Continue for 5 miles, pas Biggar and South End Caravan Park.
Parking : free
Includes 8 hides give shelter from weather and provide close views of adbundant wildlife. Holiday cottage also available.
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