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About Campfield Marsh

Feeding flock of barnacle geese, RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve, Islay

Image: Andy Hay

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.

Opening times

Reserve open at all times. Visitor centre open 10 am to 4 pm most days and manned at weekends.

Entrance charges

Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

Information for families

Family discovery zone with self-guided activities and children's 'Tail Trail.' Pond-dipping nets, trays and guides available to borrow from the visitor centre.

Information for dog owners

Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 54.94170,-3.25504
  • Postcode: CA7 5AG
  • Grid reference: NY197615
  • Nearest town: Wigton, Cumbria
  • County: Cumbria
  • Country: England

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