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

Sandy estuary of the River Duddon with panoramic of the Lakeland mountains. All the dune grasslands at Sandscale Haws support a rich flora including the very rare Dune Helleborine.

A significant area for Natterjack Toads, Sandscale Haws supports one fifth of the national population of the rare amphibian, which is only found at a few other sites in the UK. There are also migratory bird populations of international importance, including Pintail, Red Knot and Common Redshank. Over 20,000 wintering waterfowl can be seen regularly.

Go wild on the beach at Sandscale Haws

Join us and go wild this summer at Sandscale Haws

Join us and go wild this summer at Sandscale Haws

  • 23 July - Stream dipping 1-4pm
  • 27 July - National Marine Week various activities, sand sculptures, creatures of the estuary and mud dipping 12-4pm
  • 30 July - Beach combing and creatures of the estuary 1-4pm
  • 6 Aug - Various activities, kite flying, snail racing & rolling down a sand dune 1-4pm
  • 13 Aug - Sand sculptures and beach art 1-4pm
  • 20 Aug - Stream dipping 1-4pm


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