Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Outstanding dune habitat supporting a wealth of wildlife and with magnificent views

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

What's on

Coralroot orchid Sandscale Haws

Coralroot Orchid Update

The first Coralroot Orchids are in flower as of the 17th May. It is likely that there will not be many flowering this year due to the exceptionally wet winter. If you would like to see this species please contact the Rangers in advance and book a place on a guided walk (see our events page). Please note that we are no longer able to routinely give out maps and location information for this species.

Rock pooling at Sandscale Haws

What's on 

We've got lots of outdoors activities for you to try at Sandscale Haws, from pond dipping to natterjack toad walks.

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Wildlife

Male Natterjack Toad at Sandscale Haws

Natterjack Toads at Sandscale 

Natterjack toads are Europe's noisiest amphibians, they breed in natural and man-made pools throughout the site, where you can hear them croaking their distinctive chorus between April and June every year.

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Our work

Repairing the boardwalks

Boardwalks 

At Sandscale Haws we try to keep the site looking and feeling as natural as possible. However we do have approximately 400 metres of boardwalks that lead visitors from the car park down to the beach and to our Natterjack toad breeding pools.