Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss Nature Reserve


Leighton Moss Nature Reserve is the largest reed bed in north-west England and home to many special breeds of birds

 Leighton Moss Nature Reserve offers a great day out for all. Spot breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers and avocets or follow the nature trail alongside two coastal lagoons to see lots of wading and water birds. There are 7 bird watching hides and a full programme of EVENTS throughout the year, including family walks, pond dipping, art courses and binocular demonstrations.

For families, free wild life explorer packs are available or discover more about the reserve in the visitor centre. 


Three nature trails

Tea room with hot and cold food and drinks.

Shop stocking binoculars and telescopes, books, bird food and gifts.

Visitor and information centre

Car parking

Binocular hire

Disabled facilities

The reserve is 4 miles/6 km north of Carnforth, leave the M6 at junction 35, follow the A6 north and from there it is well signposted.

Leighton Moss is also easily accessible by bus, train or cycle. (see website for details)

Opening hours
The reserve and visitor centre are open daily all year round (except 25 December). The reserve is open from 9 am to dusk and the visitor centre from 9.30 am-5 pm (4.30 pm November-January inclusive).

Entrance charges
 Free to the visitor centre and tearoom. Admission to hides and nature trails: £5.00 adults, £3 concessions, £1 children, £10 family. Free to RSPB members and those who come by public transport or on bike.

For more information telephone 01524 701601 or e-mail leighton.moss@rspb.org.uk

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015