Freshfield dune heath
35ha mixture of lowland dune heath, acidic grassland, woodland and scrub. The single largest lowland heath site in Lancashire. 17ha of dune heath comprise 9% of the national total of this very rare habitat. Heather, Sand Sedge, Wavy Hair-grass and Sheeps Fescue are the dominant vegetation but a number of other specialist plants occur, including Heath Grass, Heath Rush, Birds-foot, Heath Bedstraw and Narrow Buckler-fern. 250 plant species recorded. Gorse forms an integral part of the heathland landscape; willow scrub is scattered throughout. Woodland predominantly birch and pine. The ancient Wham Dyke drains the site, flowing inland into Downholland Brook. Grid ref. (SD298081)
Broadgate Farm B & B and Caravan Site
300 acres of managed inland, which aside it's natural beauty is also home to much wildlife, including large populations of wading birds, including Lapwings, Curlews, Redshanks and Snipe. Close to Fair Snape Fell blanket bog and Beacon Fell Country Park.
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