Plan your visit
Main Car park: open daily, dawn-dusk.
Accessible Car park: open daily, dawn-dusk.
Allen and Eric Morecambe car park: open daily, dawn-dusk.
Nature reserve: open daily, dawn-dusk.
Toilets: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
Visitor Centre: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
Shop: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
Café: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
Hides: open daily, dawn-dusk.
Festive opening times
- Christmas Eve: Reserve, visitor centre, toilets, shop and café are closed.
- Christmas Day: Reserve, visitor centre, toilets, shop and café are closed.
- Boxing Day: Reserve, visitor centre, toilets, shop and café are closed.
- New Year’s Eve: Reserve, visitor centre, toilets and café open 10am-4pm.
- New Year’s Day: Reserve, visitor centre, toilets and café open 10am-4pm.
- All other days in the festive period are open our usual winter opening hours as above.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
£4.50 (5-17 years)
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
- Other discounts
- Half price entry for non-members arriving by public transport or bicycle.
- Everyone can enter the cafe and visitor centre for free.
Educational facilities are closed
How to get here
Silverdale station is on the Manchester Airport/Preston to Barrow line and is only 250 metres from the reserve. Turn left out of the station entrance, then left again and then right.
National Cycle Route 6, Regional route 90 (Lancashire Cycleway).
Leighton Moss is near the village of Silverdale, just 3km (2 miles) from Carnforth and is signposted from the A6 north of M6 junction 35.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are welcome on the Causeway, a public bridleway through the middle of the nature reserve. Please keep to this designated right of way only.
When using the Causeway, please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife, habitats and livestock here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead and under close, effective control on the Causeway.
Other than the Causeway, our other trails are not public rights of way. Sorry, dogs are not permitted on these trails (other than assistance dogs) due to the sensitive wildlife and habitats here.
- Dogs can die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
- There are no dog waste bins on the nature reserve, we ask that you please take dog waste home with you to dispose of.
Group booking information
Bringing a flock? We welcome group bookings, please notify us of your visit in advance.
Whether it is to reserve coach or minibus parking, pre-book tables in our café, arrange a tailored introductory talk or organise a bespoke guided walk for your group, we can ensure that your needs are attended to.
If you are a nature tour leader, we would love to work with you to make the most of your trip for your guests.
For all group visits, please contact us on 01524 701601 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange your visit to your specific requirements.
Schools booking information
Due to Covid-19 measures, we have temporarily paused our school visits until autumn 2021. For information on our exciting programme of curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions, visit our school trip information.
Come along to our stunning reserve and bring your classroom learning to life with a selection of fascinating wildlife experiences. Our National Curriculum linked learning sessions are led by qualified, enthusiastic leaders and are designed to support a range of classroom topics to suit all abilities. The reserve has a variety of awe-inspiring habitats including woodland, reedbed, streams ponds as well as a large classroom (The Holt) and award-winning visitor facilities. For full details of our programmes and offer for schools, visit our school trip ideas page.
To book your visit or to find out more, contact email@example.com or call 01603 697 504.