Walk in the wilderness

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Walkers will get an opportunity to explore a wildlife wilderness in North Lancashire on Sunday.

The walk on Heysham Moss nature reserve will give visitors an opportunity to look out for birds including buzzards and great spotted woodpecker as well as roe deer.

Heysham Moss is one of Lancashire’s best examples of “cut-over raised bog” which is home to many rare plants including sundew, bog myrtle and sphagnum moss.

Lapwing, skylark and linnet have already been seen on the moss.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Northern Reserves Officer Reuben Neville will be leading the walk, at 2pm on Sunday.

Reuben said: “Many people do not know about this mini-wilderness on their doorstep.

“We had some school children here recently and only a handful of them had been here before.”

The walk is free and Reuben will discuss restoration of the moss and the exciting planned introduction of the locally extinct large heath butterfly this summer.

Stout footwear and outdoor clothing are essential.

Meet by the footpath to reserve, Meldon Road, Heysham. LA3 2HJ.

Booking is required. To do so call 01524 855030.