This spectacular 1,400 acre wild reserve of the Wildlife & Wetlands Trust is situated on the north Solway Coast.
From October to April, tens of thousands of Svalbard barnacle geese, swans and other birds can be seen from comfortable hides and observation towers around the site. In summer, walk through flower meadows, watch ospreys hunting over the Solway Firth and even spot barn owls and badgers if staying overnight in the charming self-catering farmhouse. Special events include free daily wildlife safaris and family events.
The on site conference centre houses exhibitions featuring beautiful ceramics and paintings by local artists. The gift shop stocks an extensive selection of books on natural history and sustainable living. There’s also a good selection of the latest binoculars and telescopes, children's gifts and a variety of bird feeders and bird food.
The centre's fair-trade coffee shop offers coffees and teas, delicious homemade cakes, soup of the day, sandwiches and a variety of other snacks.