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.
The Morecambe Bay limestone hills are the most important area for butterflies in northern England. The coastal climate, abundance of limestone pavement and grassland, the varied woodland all conspire to make this an area rich in wildlife. 34 butterfly species have been recorded here, with Arnside Knott, Warton Crag and Gait Barrows all being great places to see them.
The AONB Partnership and Butterfly Conservation are working hard locally on habitat management to enhance and extend the special areas on which our butterflies depend.
- High Brown Fritillary
- Duke of Burgundy
- White-letter Hairstreak.
For a useful guide which has lots of images and information to help you with identification, click here.