RSPB Leighton Moss, Silverdale

Today we visited RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, near Silverdale.  It’s a lovely family day out, including several trails, most of which are wheelchair / pushchair friendly, from 0.5 mile up to 2 miles.

If you travel by public transport, or are a member of the RSPB, entry to the nature reserve is free of charge.  Otherwise it’s £7 per adult and concessions £4.50.  First child and under 5s are free.  It’s a fun adventure to park at Carnforth and take a short and cheap train ride to Leighton Moss.

We did some pond dipping, plus there’s also a great “Tots Tiles” bug hunt (see pictures below) for kids and a free Wildlife Explorer Backpack for families which includes fun activities to do on your visit.

We also wandered around the family trail and climbed up to the top of the sky platform to get amazing views out over the nature reserve.  There are seven hides and several open viewing places available.  Whilst we were there we saw some Roe Deer, but it’s also common to see Red Deer too.

Finally, don’t miss the cafe, which serves delicious home cooked food too.

Either park at Carnforth, or for Leighton Moss itself use LA5 0SW in your Sat Nav.  The grid reference for the nature reserve is GR478750 on OS map OL7.

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