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Marton Mere local nature reserve is a tranquil refuge on the edge of Blackpool. Once the council’s rubbish tip is now a biodiversity hot spot. 

It's an important location for nature conservation, quiet recreation and environmental education. 

The reserve is a recognised as a site of special scientific interest for its bird population.

It also supports many important species such as:

  • Dragonflies
  • Butterflies
  • Bats
  • Orchids

The site contains a diversity of habitats including:

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


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

Follow the way marked footpaths to the reserve entrance.

Visit Marton Mere's Facebook page to find out what's happening.