Marton Mere local nature reserve

Marton Mere local nature reserve is a tranquil refuge on Blackpool’s urban fringe, important for nature conservation, quiet recreation and environmental education. 

The reserve is a nationally recognised site of special scientific interest for its bird populations.

It also supports a number of other nationally important species such as:

  • Dragonflies
  • Butterflies
  • Bats
  • Orchids

Marton Mere, once part of the council’s rubbish tip is now a biodiversity hot spot. 

The site contains a diversity of habitats including:

  • Open water
  • Reed beds
  • Grassland
  • Pockets of woodland and scrub

Visitors can enjoy the area through following the designated footpaths around the site and visiting the numerous bird watching hides. 


During April to September you can access the site by parking on East Park Drive or Lawson Road and enjoy a scenic walk following the way marked footpaths to the reserve entrance.

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