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Lake District

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

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

Roanhead, Hawthwaite Lane, near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4QJ

View of the beach with dramatic skies above at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

Planning your visit

View across the beach where people are walking their dogs at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, Cumbria

Visiting Sandscale Haws with your dog 

Sandscale Haws is a great place to explore with your dog. To help keep this place special for other people and wildlife, please follow the Canine Code.

View of the beach at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, in the Lake District, Cumbria

Roanhead Farm development risks irreparable harm to nature 

The National Trust, RSPB, Friends of the Lake District, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, and the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust have joined forces to object to a proposed redevelopment at Roanhead Farm , which lies directly adjacent to the internationally significant nature sites.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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