Leighton Moss nature reserve

Not every day is suitable for practising naturism, especially in autumn and winter. But there’s plenty of nature to explore (clothed of course) around Silverglades


NOTE: Coronavirus update  (copied here 21/08/20
RSPB have re-opened the shop, Lilian’s and Causeway hides, the Skytower and several trails as well as the car park and accessible toilet, open between 9.30am – 5pm. Snacks and drinks will be available in the shop, which is open 10am – 3.30pm daily. The visitor centre, café and the remaining hides remain closed. When visiting please observe current guidance around social distancing, hygiene and follow all signage on-site.


RSPB reserve Leighton Moss

Bearded Tit. RSPB image

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

Deer at Leighton Mos. RSPB image

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.

Leighton Moss cafe (RSPB image)
Leighton Moss cafe (RSPB image)

Download RSPB Leighton Moss map as pdf document


Morecambe Bay Naturist Club. Putting Nature back into Naturism
Page last updated 2020/Aug/21