Martin Mere

Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetland Trust


Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust near Southport is home to over 100 species of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans and flamingos.

Martin Mere offers a great day out for all lovers of birds and wildlife. Carefully planned pathways allow you to feed endangered species straight from your hand or photograph spectacular flocks from the comfort of one of the ten hides.

NEW - recently two European Beavers have been introduced to Martin Mere with their baby Wizzy. This is the only area in the North West of England where beavers can be seen in their natural habitat. To discover more about the beavers click HERE

There are special events throughout the year and the centre has exhibitions, cafe, visitor centre and gift shop.

Martin Mere Wetland Centre is located 6 miles from Ormskirk and 10 miles from Southport. It is easily accessible by public and private transport.
By car, the Centre is situated off the A59, and is signposted from junction 8 on the M61, junction 3 on the M58 and junction 27 on the M6.
Postcode for Satellite Navigation: L40 0TA

By rail, there are two railway stations in close proximity to Martin Mere: New Lane (on the Southport – Manchester line) is approximately 0.8 miles and Burscough Junction (on the Liverpool to Preston line via Ormskirk) is approximately two miles.

By bike, the Centre is situated on two cycle routes in West Lancashire: the New Lane Circuit (approximately 23.5 miles) and A Grand Tour of West Lancashire (approximately 37.8 miles). Details of the routes can be found at: lancashire cycle routes

Admission Prices

Free to WWT members

Adult: £8.75
Concession: £6.50 (over 65 years, full-time students, unemployed)
Child: £4.30 (4-16 years)
Family: £23.50 (2 adults & 2 children, 4-16 years)
Children (under 4 years): Free
Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors: Free

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015