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.
Wetlands & Mosses
Extensive wetlands and mosses typically cover the flat, lowland areas between the limestone hills, contributing to the overall quality of the landscape.
RSPB’s Leighton Moss nature reserve has a prominent position within the landscape and affords stunning views across its pools and reedbeds from the surrounding limestone hills; changing colour through the seasons as the reeds develop from bright green shoots in spring through to purple flowers in summer and brown stems in winter. The largest reedbed in the north west of England, Leighton Moss is home to some really special birds and mammals.
Look out for
- Bittern, Bearded Tit and Marsh Harrier
- Red Deer and Otter