Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. The toilets are closed until Spring 2021.

Outstanding dune habitat supporting a wealth of wildlife and with magnificent views across the Duddon Estuary onto the Lakeland Fells.

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve


Evening cloud shadows on grasses and wildflowers on the dunes at Sandscale Haws

Wildlife to enjoy through the seasons

Sandscale Haws is a national treasure. In fact it has been named a National Nature Reserve with some of the best wildlife of its kind across the country. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or not, enjoy its wildness and beauty. Experience its windswept beaches and calling wading birds in the winter to croaking natterjack toads in the spring. Or simply sit in the summer and enjoy the sand dunes and the wonderful views.

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Our work

The work that keeps Sandscale special