Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve :: Shared Description

Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park sits on the site of a former power station. After reclamation by Lancashire County Council, 18 hectares of public open space were created on the banks of the River Wyre, between the A585 Amounderness Way and Affinity Lancashire (formerly Freeport Fleetwood).

The site was originally a salt marsh and in 1835 it was bordered by the railway connecting Fleetwood and Preston. The docks were built to the north of the site in 1869 and the railway was abandoned. In 1956, a coal fired power station was opened on the site; this was closed in the 1980s and the site became neglected until 2003 Since then, the site has been developed by Lancashire County Council as part of its portfolio of 90 countryside recreation, open space, rural car park, picnic sites and forestry sites. As with the rest of Morecambe Bay and the Wyre Estuary, Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park is an important habitat for migratory birds which roost in the reeds. Itís a Biological Heritage Site because of the plants which grow there and the nesting birds that they attract.
by David Dixon
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SD3346 : Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park by David Dixon
SD3346 : Salt Marsh on the Banks of the Wyre by David Dixon
SD3346 : Seasonal Lagoon, Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD3346 : Fleetwood Shipwrecks by David Dixon
SD3346 : Pond at Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park by David Dixon
SD3346 : Archway at the Entrance to Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park by David Dixon


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Created: Thu, 6 Feb 2020, Updated: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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