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North Walney Nature Reserve


 

North Walney is a National Nature Reserve on Walney Island, England. The reserve, which has an area of 646.5 ha, is notable as a habitat of Natterjack Toads. It is one of the sites in the Duddon Estuary which support one fifth of the national population of the rare amphibian.

Habitats

The geology of the island is the product of erosion and reworking of glacial sediments. The reserve protects a sand dune system along with other habitats such as salt marsh and intertidal mudflats.

Protection

North Walney was formerly a separate Site of Special Scientific Interest, but it has been amalgamated with other SSSIs to form the Duddon Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Duddon Estuary has also been designated a Special Protection Area under the Birds Directive.

There is a separate nature reserve at South Walney, managed by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, notable for its gulls.

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North Walney Nature Reserve

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Swans at North Walney National Nature Reserve

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North End Marshes

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North Walney National Nature Reserve

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North Walney National Nature Reserve

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Meadow plants

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Walney Reserve's Most Northerly Pond

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North Walney Reserve

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WALNEY WILDLIFE: The accounts of North Walney's Wildlife
- "....Walney features a mosaic of nationally rare and important habitats, including ungrazed saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, inter-tidal mudflats and ‘scars’, hay meadows, sand dunes and dune heath.....he reserve’s most ...

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