Orchid Showcase

Season:Summer
Duration:2 hours or less
Activity:Nature 'wows'

Come in late spring or early summer to see a carpet of over 2000 orchids including Early Marsh, Northern Marsh, Common Spotted and about 500 Pyramidal Orchids, all within a 5 minute walk from the car park.

Go down the boardwalk past the welcoming panel and take the first left and follow the fenceline to the bottom. At the end veer off left into the first dune slack (flattened grassy area). From here there is no missing the floral display!

Further Information

Please take care whilst walking amongst the orchids as they are very delicate.

Also recorded on the reserve we have coral root orchid and dune and green flowered helleborines. Don't hesitate to contact me for futher information on these or alternatively look out for information on our guided walks new for 2013 which will take in these plants.

By Jo Day

Having looked across the Duddon Estuary to the lakeland fells for 3 years it was time to jump across and start working for the West Lakes team. It has been a big leap from a sand dune system but I'm getting stuck into the more practical side of "Rangering" and sharing my love of the ecological side of things with my new team. Hopefully I'll see you at our 50 things events here in Wasdale!?

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How to get here

Sandscale Haws / Roanhead Car Park

Hawthwaite Lane
Roanhead LA14 4

Ordnance Survey OL6
The English Lakes
South Western area

SD 199 755

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