In the depths of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB in North Lancashire/the South Lakes, lies the RSPB’s Leighton Moss nature reserve.
The reserve provides a wealth of birdspotting opportunities. Despite not really being a bird-watcher, I enjoy a good wander to see the thousands (or tens of thousands) of birds whose names I will never know.
The nature reserve sits in coastal marshland in a shallow valley running into Morecambe bay.
A cosy little hut/hide with seating for about 8 folks lets you gaze across one of the largest meres in comfort. It can be reached from the main causeway running across the moss.
Combine the visit with a walk around the area for maximum fun. Check out nearby Warton Crag or Trowbarrow Quarry for options to extend your route.