Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve (Ormskirk) Reviews
Newest Review: ... for wildlife, the trust has ensured that it is very accessible for people, making it a popular stopping point for walkers, wildlife watchers, and people who simply enjoy the peace and quiet that this reserve enables. The reserve is easily reached from the main A59 at Rufford. Turn off onto the B5246, travel for around a mile until a sign saying "Nature Reserve" is reached. Turn left into this narrow lane and there is a large car park at the end close to the entrance to the reserve. There is no charge for using the car park or entering the reserve, but the trust appreciates a small donation of £2 towards the running costs. The... more
Customer Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve (Ormskirk) Reviews (1)
by - written on 22/08/09 (Very useful, 418 readings)
Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve is located near the town of Ormskirk in west Lancashire. The nature reserve is wildlife rich, with many breeding birds, fifteen species of dragonfly, as well as the swiftly declining water vole. In winter, the reserve hosts nationally important numbers of wildfowl which find shelter and food in this beautiful setting. The reserve is situated on layers of sand and peat, wind blown there after the last ice age. This sand and peat lay undisturbed for 10,000 years so provides an important history of the land since the ice retreated. The geological importance of the site led to it being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest ... Read the complete review
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