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  • New lease is a cause for celebration!

    Marshside reserve is getting ready to celebrate 20 years of giving nature a home on the Ribble Estuary. Our 20 years of managing the reserve at Marshside also coincides with the finalisation of a new lease for the reserve, which about trebles its size. Read the full article here.

  • Lapwing video

     Great video of a juvenile lapwing filmed by visitor Ron Jackson from Nel's hide.

    Lapwings have enjoyed the increased protection offered this year on the reserve, in the form of two areas of temporary electric anti fox fencing. The number of juvenile lapwings visible on the reserve have been very positive so far this year.

    Good views are best from Marshside Road looking into either Suttons marsh or Rimmers marsh, both hides on the reserve and Sutton’s trail near to Polly’s pool.

  • Road closures affecting Marshside Reserve

    On Sunday 15 June, Marine Drive will be closed from 7am to 11am from the Plough roundabout, Crossens to Weld Road, Southport due to the Southport Triathlon event.

    Marshside Road and Hesketh Drive will remain open, with normal parking restrictions applying on these roads. So please refrain from parking on Marshside Road.

    The reserve will be open as usual for pedestrians only though. There will be NO VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CAR PARK or Marine Drive until after 11am.

    Why not use this road closure as an opportunity to explore the reserve on foot, free from the usual constant noise of traffic.

    Please take care if visiting during this event as the cyclists using Marine Drive may be travelling in excess of 30mph.