South Walney Nature Reserve


Established in 1963. Europe's biggest gullery and large eider duck colony. The area has considerable ecological interest arising from the many habitats present: mudflats, sandy beaches, pebble ridges, salt marsh, sand dune, rough pasture, freshwater and brackish pools. More than 250 species of bird recorded. Sorry no dogs. A series of waymarked trails are set out with eight viewing hides located on them. Disabled toilet facilities are available and some sections of the trails and one hide are wheelchair accessible.


Contact Information

Walney Island
LA14 3YQ
  01229 471066
  Visit the South Walney Nature Reserve website

Useful Information

Disabled access : We have disabled toilets and a tramper (off road electric wheelchair) available to hire. Please ring in advance to book it for your visit.
Opening Times : Everyday 10:00 to 17:00 during the Summer and 10:00 to 16:00 during the Winter.

Admission Prices : Adults - £3Children - £1

Location Information