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Lancaster Canal

Lancaster Canal is one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain. 

Virtual Tour — Williamson Park

54 acres of beautiful parkland in Lancaster with enchanting woodland walks and play areas, natural amphitheatres and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. Based on the Taj Mahal, the park's Ashton Memorial is host to Art Exhibitions and private functions.  

The Forest of Bowland AONB

Kettledrum, 6 Root Hill Estate Yard, Whitewell Road, Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire BB7 3AY. T. 01200 448000. The Forest of Bowland is situated in North West England, and was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964. 

The Butterfly House

Williamson Park's original Edwardian Palm House now houses an ever-changing display of tropical butterflies. Walk amongst some of the world's most beautiful tropical species, including brilliant Swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged Owl butterflies, within a natural habitat. 

Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers

Project Organisers: David & Liz Alexander: Tel. 01524 412938 (7–9 pm). Tree planting and maintenance…hedgerow restoration and management…drystone walling…ponds and school nature reserves…orchard management…footpath management…fencing. These are just some of the jobs the group undertakes each year. 

Heysham Hedgehogs Wildlife Watch monthly group

Based at Heysham Nature Reserve, Heysham Tel.: 01524 855030 / 07717366812 Come along and investigate how small mammals live at Heysham Nature Reserve, learn how they survive and what they feed on. 

Lancaster & District Birdwatching Society

Peter Cook (Secretary, LDBWS), 21 Threshfield Avenue, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2DU Tel.: 01524 851454 / 07880 541 798 The society organises indoor meetings and field trips, collecting records of birds seen, and organising surveys with the BTO and others. 

A guided walk from Glasson Dock and along part of the Lancaster Canal

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:00 at Meet at Glasson Dock Car Park. Grid Ref: SD447559

A walk in Barbondale, now part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:00 at Meet just east of Blindbeck Bridge. Parking by the Tourist Information sign. Grid Ref: SD656828

Fairfield Association Nature Reserves Survey — Lancaster

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:30 to 13:00 at Meet at the Notice Board in the Community Orchard next to the Reserves. Grid Ref: SD469612

A walk around Middleton Nature Reserve, Heysham

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:00 at Meet in the small car park at the entrance to this Reserve. Grid Ref: SD418590

A guided walk around Ribblehead Quarry in the Yorkshire Dales

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 10:30 to 15:30 at Meet in the car parking area near the quarry entrance. Grid Ref: SD767787

A walk on Caton Moor above Brookhouse

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:30 at Meet at the car park by the wind turbines at the top of the road above Brookhouse. Grid Ref: SD572644

An exploration of the wildlife at Freeman’s Pools Nature Reserve

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 13:00 at Meet at the western, far end of the Quay in Lancaster. Grid Ref: SD459618

A Spring Walk in and around Park Wood starting in the village of Hutton Roof

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 13:00 at Meet at parking in the bottom of the village of Hutton Roof near the water troughs. Grid Ref: SD570780

Chirp & Drift: Bird Migration Walk & Workshop

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 12:00 at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve

Wildlife linoprint art workshop - Cutting a Groove in the Bay!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 at The Exchange CIC, West Street, Morecambe

Lancaster & District Birdwatching Society

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 19:30 at Lancaster Cricket Club

Morecambe Bay's Wild Weekend - family camp

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 15:00 at Silver Saplings Camp Site, Park Road, Silverdale, Lancashire LA5 0UJ

Morecambe Bay's WILD Weekend Family Camp

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 18:30 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 16:00 at Silver saplings campsite, Silverdale

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