Dune flora and bumblebee at South Walney Nature Reserve

Dune flora and bumblebee at South Walney Nature Reserve

Dune Detectives: self-led bioblitz


South Walney ,

Walney Island
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 3YQ
Fully booked
Event Fully Booked

Join us at South Walney and become a dune detective for the day.
How many different birds, flowers and beasties can you find?

Event details


10:00am - 12:30pm
A static map of Dune Detectives: self-led bioblitz

About the event

As part of this year’s National Marine Week, take part in a bioblitz to help detect and record as many species as you can. 

Meet us at the nature reserve to receive your bioblitz pack. You can then explore the walking route around the reserve and through the dunes, using your spotter sheets and maps to help you along the way. From butterflies to wild flowers, and from birds to grey seals, you will need to keep your eyes peeled and look really closely  there’s lots of fascinating wildlife to discover!

As part of Dune Detectives, we will be recording what we see on the day using the iNaturalist App. We recommend you download the App before attending the event, and instructions will be given on how to use the App to record what you see on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This free, self-led event is suitable for all. The walk is just over 1.5 miles on uneven ground. Limited spaces are available. Please keep within your social bubble. Parking is available on site.

Following current guidelines, strict regulations have been put in place for your own health and safety and enjoyment at the event. Please follow the signs we put in place.

Please make sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear. We recommend you bring your own hand sanitizer, gloves and masks and you may want to bring your own refreshments too.

Any persons in a high-risk category/ shielding and/ or themselves or anyone in their household are feeling unwell or present symptoms of Covid-19 are to not attend the event under any circumstances.

Our sand dunes are the most at risk habitat in Europe for biodiversity loss. Dynamic Dunescapes is restoring sand dunes across England and Wales for the benefit of wildlife, people and communities, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the EU LIFE Programme. Project partners are Natural England, Plantlife, National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and the Wildlife Trusts.



Free (donations welcome)

Additional booking information

For the safety of all attendees, places are limited for this event. Please choose a sign-in time (max 6 people for each 10 minute slot) when booking:
10:00, 10:10, 10:20, 10:30, 10:40, 10:50.

Suitable for


Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Picnic area