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Red deer of Leighton Moss

Wednesday to Sunday from 3 June to 1 September 2013

  • Binoculars and telescopes for hire
  • Staff on hand to help
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Accessible toilets
Close up of red deer in grass

Image: Ben Hall

I like strutting my stuff and showing off.

This is especially true during late summer and early winter when I go up against other stags for the status of 'top deer' to win mates in what is known as a 'rut'.

However, visit us at Leighton Moss this summer and you'd think we were all the best of friends.

You'll see us stags enjoying each others company whilst the hinds graze and our calves grow. If you're lucky you might also see a wild otter, or a shy bittern.

This date is free to RSPB members. Non-members will be charged an entrance fee of £5 per adult, or £10 for a family (standard hide entrance fee).

When can you see us?

The red deer are always around on the reserve, but if you are coming specifically to chat to one of our staff or volunteers in the hide please call ahead to find out when they are onsite.

How to find us

By road
The reserve is 4 miles/6 km north of Carnforth. Take J35 off the M6 (signposted Carnforth), then follow the A6 north (signposted to Milnthorpe). Brown Tourist signs direct you to the reserve off the A6 and take you through the villages of Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Storrs. Alternatively, to come from Carnforth, follow signs to Silverdale, passing through the village of Millhead. Shortly after entering Warton, turn left and follow the road until you come to a T-junction beyond the level crossing, where you turn right, then right again just before the Silverdale railway station.

By train
Silverdale station is on the Manchester Airport/Preston to Barrow line and is only 150 metres from the reserve. Turn left out of the station entrance, then left again and then right.

Still got some questions?

Telephone: Leighton Moss nature reserve on 01524 701601

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