The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the North

Swans at Martin Mere
Martin Mere 1988

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), founded by Sir Peter Scott, is probably best known nationally for its Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, headquarters. It has nine wetland reserves spread throughout the United Kingdom, and engages in wetland projects around the world.

In the NorthWest Martin Mere is a magnet to people from the towns and cities around. This marvellous wetland centre located in the flatlands between Preston and Southport has been developed over the past forty years into a major attraction for all interested in ducks, geese, swans and other birds of the water. It lies within the Ribble Coast and Wetlands Regional Park (see map for other locations in the Park).

In the NorthEast there’s the Washington Wetlands Centre near Sunderland with its woodland, reed beds and ponds by the River Wear.

Just over the Scottish border in Dumfriesshire is the 1,400 acre wild reserve, Caerlaverock.

Recent National News Items from WWT

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