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

Children enjoying rockpooling

Have a wild time! 

The beach at Sandscale Haws is a fantastic place to try out some of the '50 things to do' activities like flying a kite or skimming a stone. Why not have a go?

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Family Activity Day - Thursday 1st June 2017 (1-3pm)

Thu 01 Jun 2017
13:00-15:00
Join one of our rangers and volunteers for a fun filled afternoon where we will be ticking off a variety of the 50 Things to before you're 11¾ activities. Park in the main car park at the end of Hawthwaite lane and follow the signs to the...

Family Activity Day - Thursday 3rd August 1-3pm

Thu 03 Aug 2017
13:00-15:00
Join one of our rangers and volunteers for a fun filled afternoon where we will be ticking off a variety of the 50 Things to before you're 11¾ activities. Park in the main car park at the end of Hawthwaite lane and follow the signs to the...

Family Activity Day - Thursday 17 August 1-3pm

Thu 17 Aug 2017
13:00-15:00
Join one of our rangers and volunteers for a fun filled afternoon where we will be ticking off a variety of the 50 Things to before you're 11¾ activities. Park in the main car park at the end of Hawthwaite lane and follow the signs to the...
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.