North West England's largest reed bed is located in an attractive wooded valley below limestone hills. 5 bird-watching hides overlook shallow meres with fascinating wildlife from bearded tits and bitterns to marsh harriers and red deer. Of the seven hides, four are accessible to disabled visitors. There is also a RSPB Visitor Centre, shop and a tea room. Binocular hire is also available. There are extensive programmes of events and guided walks throughout the year. Closed only on Christmas Day.
Tel: 01524 701601
Attractions in the Lake District area
The Lake District, Englands largest national park, offers a host of places to visit and things to do from climbing England's hightest mountain to taking a boat trip on England's longest lake. Take a look at some of the carefully picked visitor attractions listed on our Lake District attractions page.