Mereshead RSPB Reserve

Mereshead RSPB Reserve

Discover the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that's typical of this region. Merehead RSPB Reserve is set between the beautiful Solway coastline and rolling, heather-clad hills, Mersehead is a wildlife haven, suporting huge numbers of birds, flowering plants and invertebrates. The reserve has excellent facilities for visiting schools, including a new pond-dipping area, visitor centre, hides, abundant wildlife and a variety of habitats to investigate.The RSPB is managing the reserve in order to maintain and enhance its overall biodiversity, and to provide a working example of the benefits of RSPB management.

There are 2 nature trails.  Wetland (3.2 km) and Coastal (4 km) Trails. Wetland Trail suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs. Coastal Trail not suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs. On the reserve are a pair of semi-detached cottages, Barnacle and Shelduck, which are open on the reserve for bookings throughout the year. Group bookings welcome and guided walks available, the visitors centre has refreshments and a shop selling Nature Detective equipment for children, wildlife cards and prints. A great wildlife event for all the family the reserve also has parking, toilets and a picnic area. 

Opening times

Visitor centre 10 am-5 pm, hides and trails dawn to dusk.

Entrance charges

Suggested donation of £1.