Around the remains of old lead smelt mills, species rich grasslands contain a huge variety of different meadow flowers such as orchids, melancholy thistle and devil's-bit scabious.
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"We just wanted to say what a lovely visit we had, both yesterday and today to Foulshaw Moss. We are keen photographers and lovers of nature and found Chris to be a very pleasant asset to a small but truly delightful reserve. During these troubling times in the world, it is great to escape and enjoy the pleasures of nature."
This traditional small-holding is home to one of the rarest and most threatened wildlife habitats in Cumbria: northern upland hay meadows.
A fascinating place not only for wildlife but also for geology and industrial archaeology.
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The stunning scenery provides a backdrop to this lovely reserve. The steep wooded slopes of Smardale gill contrasts with the views of open rolling countryside from the viaduct. A great place for…
With stunning views across Morecambe bay, this shingle island reserve is full of interest and a fantastic place for bird watching. South Walney Nature Reserve is home to the only grey seal colony…