Added to your Itinerary Planner below
Get route gradient profileGenerate
The reserve is made up of a mosaic of saltmarsh, peatbogs, farmland and wet grassland providing homes for a great variety of native wildlife. Trails lead to a wheelchair accessible hide looking out over the main wet grassland area where lapwings, redshanks and snipe breed in the summer and thousands of swans, ducks and geese spend the winter. Longer trails over more difficult terrain cross the peatbog where bog plants and dragonflies abound. You can watch the spectacular wading bird roosts at high tide on the saltmarsh from the roadside laybys. The main entrance is at North Plain Farm 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Bowness on Solway on the unclassified coast road.