Silverglades is adjacent to the RSPB Leighton Moss Nature reserve. It is the largest reedbed in north-west England, and home to special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. The reserve has its own Red Deer and Roe Deer herds, best seen from Grisedale and Tim Jackson’s hides, and otters are frequently seen from the Public Hide on the causeway
The reserve is open from dawn to dusk. The visitor centre facilities and excellent cafe are open from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Admission is free and the cafe is great for breakfasts if you’ve camped at Silverglades. There is a free Public Hide on the causeway footpath (on the right of way through the reserve) and admission to rest of the hides and nature trails is £7 (2017 prices). RSPB members and those who have travelled to the reserve by public transport or bike (return ticket or bike needed as proof!), get in free.
Page last updated 2018/09/10/13:00 by Martin R