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Whimbrel flock, April 2016
Photo by gold21

England, Lancashire


This site has one of the largest strips of ancient woodland in the UK, a species rich hay meadow, large wetland areas and the River Ribble runs along the edge of the site.


This is one of the best sites in the country for birds, in particular breeding waders.

Notable Species

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Birds you can see here include:

Great Cormorant, Eurasian Bittern, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Buzzard, Common Coot, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, Barn Owl, Common Kingfisher, Dunnock, Eurasian Wren, European Robin, Eurasian Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Eurasian Siskin

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

The site is a worked out quarry.

Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

M6 junct 31 go round roundabout to quarry entrance.

SatNav post code: PR5 0AG

Contact Details

Telephone: 01772 872000

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External Links

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Content and images originally posted by lammy