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.
Lying at the heart of the AONB, Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve is one of Britain’s most important limestone landscapes and home to the rare Lady’s-slipper Orchid. Look out for butterflies such as the Duke of Burgundy and High Brown Fritillary and the many species of dragonfly and damselfly. Some 800 species of moth have also been recorded including the rare Silky Wainscot. For birdwatchers, there are some real treats in store with Green Woodpecker, Woodcock, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Bittern and Marsh Harrier. There are a number of public footpaths and three way-marked nature trails on site .