Self-catering cottages and other accommodation for bird watchers in NW England


cottages for wildlife spottingRent a country cottage or log cabin in the north west fo England for some great birdwatching. Notable Nature Reserves and other locations for bird watching in the north west of England are:

  • St Bees Head near Whitehaven, on the Cumbrian Coast features a large population of seabirds on the tall sandstone cliffs. Find colourful puffins in their burrows, black guillemots and numerous razorbills, fulmars. kittewakes.

  • Leighton Moss, 3 miles north of Carnforth in Lancashire is an RSPB site with shallow water and reed marsh. Wide variety of birds breed here: reed warblers, teal, garganey, grasshopper warblers among others. You may also spot migratory black terns and marsh harriers.

  • Gayton Sands in Cheshire (RSPB) is a wintering area for waders and wildfowl on the salt-marshes and tidal flats. Good numbers of pintail.

  • East Wood in Greater Manchester.  This is a tiny reserve of only 12 acres of deciduous woodland. A range of woodland birds can be spotted here: tawny owls, great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches, tits, robins, redpolls, tree creepers.  Kingfishers and grey wagtails may be spotted along the mill-stream if you're fortunate.

  • Rostherne Mere in Cheshire - a large mere, edged with reeds and woodland.  It lies about 4 miles south west of Altrincham. Find mallard and tufted ducks, teal, shoveler, wigeon, pochard, Canada geese.  Black terns often visit in the spring.


Cumbria is a good area for birdwatching.  Find cottages in Cumbria.

Numerous cottages, log cabins and self-catering accommodation in Cumbria  and north west England - click on the links for details


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More cottages for people interested in bird watching and nature can be found by clicking on the counties on the left. 

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