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Route 6 – Leighton Moss


Leighton Moss RSPB reserve boasts the largest reed bed in north-west England and is home to a wide range of spectacular wildlife including otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer. Come and visit the hides and explore a network of accessible trails.

Practical Information

Basic Route Information

All of the routes shown on the leaflet are accessible for Tramper users, with the exception of the Lower Hide path.


Get to the route by car: Leighton Moss is near the village of Silverdale, just 3km (2 miles) from Carnforth and is signposted from the A6 north of M6 junction 35.

Get to the route by bus: From Carnforth on 51 service (Mon – Fri only ) For timetable

Get to the route by train: Silverdale station is on the Manchester Airport/Preston to Barrow line and is only 250 metres from the reserve. Turn left out of the station entrance, then left again and then right. National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Trainline Traveline 0871 200 2233

For further details on directions click here

Length of route: x km / x miles xx hours

Amenities: Disabled parking and toilet facilities available at Leighton Moss Visitor Centre.  Also café, shop and guided events. Full details of facilities here.

Route type: Selection of routes around the site.


Many thanks to our partners:

rspbThe RSPB which is hosting the Tramper and managing the bookings

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Why ‘More to Explore’?

More to Explore aims to inspire people of all-ability to explore the Morecambe Bay area. This website provides advice on where and how to access a fantastic series of all-ability routes – there are downloadable maps, plus an interactive map showing lots more route suggestions. There is background information about all-ability mobility scooter use and hire locally, useful links as well as ideas for how to get more involved in this project.

More to Explore offers everyone, from families with buggies to mobility-challenged people, the opportunity to get around Morecambe Bay and experience amazing sunsets, discover natural landscapes and unearth an adventure with an incredible range of accessible routes.

Please take a look around this site, get inspiration and information and then come and visit Morecambe Bay!


In line with the latest government advice surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), our Tramper Hire service is suspended until further notice.

We wish you all well and if you are taking your daily exercise on any of our advertised routes, please do so responsibly adhering to advice on social distancing.