Morecambe Bay Living Landscape

Morecambe Bay (Witherslack)Morecambe Bay (Witherslack)

Re-connecting areas for wildlife

Lancashire and Cumbria Wildlife Trusts

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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

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What's happening?

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...

Red deer, heath butterfly, bog-bush cricket, bog-rosemary, white-beaked sedge, mosses, otter, marsh harrier, hen harrier, bittern and white-faced darter dragonfly (re-introduciton programme)

Current threats to the landscape

Land drainage

This scheme is also...

Helping wildlife adapt to climate change

Partners

Natural England

To find out more

Email: mail@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk | Tel: 01539 816300 | Morecambe Bay

 

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