Morecambe Bay (Witherslack)
Re-connecting areas for wildlife
This area comprises 3,500 hectares and is situated in the Lake District National Park. This area is already extremely rich in wildlife, woodlands, flower-rich grasslands, limestone pavements, bogs and coasts but the project has further aims to re-connect all these different areas so that they form a continuous network.
Virtual tour by Mike McFarlane
The project managers plan to continue buying land and giving advice to landowners, as well as creating and enhancing connecting belts and removing non-native species.
A new wetland has been created next to a raised bog nature reserve.
The Morecambe Bay: A Wealth of Wildlife project aims to connect communities with the inland, coastal and marine environments through a series of initiatives that will increase access to the beautiful natural places between Fleetwood and Ulverston.
Led by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and in partnership with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, this project will run family events, walks and training opportunities for everyone to engage, explore and experience the wildlife delights of Morecambe Bay.
Supported by Natural England through Access to Nature, as part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme, this project will also be working in partnership with many other organisations and will encourage a greater diversity of people to connect with wildlife.
It will give opportunities for people to take ownership of their local environment in the future and provide training and resources to help people appreciate and protect the natural environment beyond the lifetime of the project.
Scheme area: 3,500 hectares
This scheme is helping species including...
Current threats to the landscape
This scheme is also...
Helping wildlife adapt to climate change
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