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North Walney National Nature Reserve 1


One of the best coastal nature reserves in the country


Location

West Shore Road LA14 3XZ


Attractions

The reserve’s most famous resident is one of the UK's rarest amphibians, the noisy natterjack toad. The reserve is also a real haven for birdlife from breeding wildfowl to wintering waders.


How to get there

Car : Travel on the A590 for Walney. After crossing Jubilee Bridge turn right onto the Walney Promenade. Turn left onto Mill Lane and right onto West Shore Road. Follow West Shore Road to the end. Follow the shoreline path along Earnse Bay Beach.
Bus : Route 2. Board from Stop B on Furness Building Society side at Town Hall Bus Interchange. Disembark at the end of the route at West Shore. Follow the shoreline path along Earnse Bay Beach.
Train : Barrow station is 3 miles away. The walk is along busy roads and taking a Route 2 bus is more pleasurable.
Cycle : Follow the Walney to Wear Cycle Route towards Walney. Crossing Jubilee Bridge continue straight ahead onto Central Drive. Just before the golf club, turn right onto Moor Tarn Lane. At the school, turn left onto West Shore Road. Follow West Shore Road to the end. Follow the shoreline path along Earnse Bay Beach.


Nearby

Attractions : Earnse Bay Beach
Food : West Shore Park Store, West Shore Road. Icecream van at Earnse Bay Beach during school holidays
Accommodation : None near the Reserve


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