This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the simple beauty of the Lady's-slipper Orchid to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.
Morecambe Bay is one of the finest bird watching areas in the UK and the place to see a host of waders such as Oystercatcher, Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit. Visit RSPB Leighton Moss to see Bearded Tit, Bittern and Avocet. Then look out for Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Marsh Tit and Kingfisher as you enjoy a walk through the woodlands or by the rivers of the AONB.
- The ‘booming’ Bittern. Bitterns are shy, secretive birds and it is their loud, booming mating call in spring which annouces their presence in the reedbeds
- Marsh Harriers displaying above the reedbeds. They are amazing to watch as they pass food to each other in flight.
- Huge flocks of Starlings – called ‘murmurations’ – wheeling in the sky before pouring into the reedbeds to roost.