Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Explore the sandy estuary of the River Duddon with the backdrop of Lake District mountains in this National Trust run nature reserve in Cumbria.
There's some fascinating wildlife to be seen with the rare Natterjack Toad, Great Crested Newts, wintering wildfowl, Pintail, Red Knot, Curlews and Common Redshank. You can explore the sandy beach with views of the Duddon Estuary and the expansive beautiful dune habitat with Coralroot orchids.
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Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The reserve is located just a few miles north of Barrow in Furness on the Cumbria Coastal Way. If you have time you could continue your walk along this super walkway north to Askam-in-Furness or south to Barrow-in-Furness.
Just to the south there's Walney Island to explore. The scenic island includes two more nature reserves and the only grey seal colony in Cumbria.
The Broughton in Furness Walk visits the reserve from the nearby market town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks and the Cumbria Walks pages.