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Wyre Estuary Country Park

Wyre EstuaryThe Wyre Estuary Country Park, winner of the Green Flag Award, is situated on the banks of the River Wyre in Lancashire. The park includes the whole estuary from Fleetwood and Knott End up river as far as the Shard Bridge and includes Stanah, Skippool Creek, Wardleys Creek, Burrows Marsh and Barnaby's Sands.

The country park has a network of paths leading through a variety of estuary and riverside views, where visitors will discover a wide range of habitats and wildlife. There are views across the estuary to the mountains of the Southern Lake District.

The Wyre Estuary provides excellent bird watching opportunities and is one of the most important sites for wildfowl and waders in Britain with eleven species occurring in nationally important numbers. In addition four species; Pink-footed Goose, Teal, Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank have populations of national importance within the Wyre Estuary. The bird hide hide is well situated overlooking the bird rich salt marshes and mudflats of the estuary.

The Wyreside Ecology Centre at Stanah provides a Tourist Information Centre, Lecture Theatre/Classroom as well as providing a base for the Countryside Ranger Service.

The Children's Natural Play area is a £90,000 adventure playground which is funded by the Forestry Commission. Boat launching facilities are available at both Stanah and Knott End. There are facilities for the disabled which include the use of the Tramper all terrain electric buggy. There is also a cafe offering refreshments.

Entrance to the country park is free.

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