WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA Tel: 01704 895181 Email: info.martinmere@wwt.org.uk

Website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/

Martin Mere

Step into a wilder world where wilderness and family-friendliness combine. Enjoy each season, from ducklings to migrating swans - at Martin Mere you’ll be amazed at how close you can get to fantastic wetland wildlife.

Martin Mere has a full programme of activities with something for all the family to enjoy. Whether it is bird watching, guided walks, pond dipping, workshops or even a canoe safari, no one is left out.  

And with the British summer weather so unpredictable, it’s fortunate that there’s always something to do at WWT Martin Mere come rain or shine! There are a range of under cover attractions, for those days when outside is just too wet to be braved. 

For further information on the daily activities available at the centre, opening times and entrance fees, visit the Martin Mere website.

When visiting this attraction consider leaving the car at home. WWT Martin Mere is located six miles from Ormskirk and 10 miles from Southport and is easily accessible by public and private transport.

WWT Martin Mere is now offering a scheme where visitors who travel to the centre without a car can receive discount entry on admission.

 

Getting to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

By rail - There are three railway stations in close proximity to Martin Mere: Burscough Bridge Interchange (on the Southport - Manchester line) is approximately two miles, New Lane (on the Southport – Manchester line) is approximately 0.8 miles and Burscough Junction (on the Liverpool to Preston line via Ormskirk) is approximately three miles.

By foot - Martin Mere has created a new trail from Burscough Bridge Interchange. The well signposted two mile trail is along local footpaths and includes walking over agricultural land so may not be suitable for prams. It is also advised to wear good walking boots. The trail begins from behind the Manchester platform at Burscough Bridge Interchange and incorporates local tea rooms and the new Martin Mere reedbed walk. If the path at the station is overgrown you can use an alternative route: Walk down the side of the house on the platform and turn left onto the road, turning left down Moss Nook Road. At the top of Moss Nook Road you walk straight ahead onto the public footpath and you will pick up the fingerposts to Martin Mere.

Hire a bike - Jack Parker Cycles, in partnership with Martin Mere, now offer cycle hire from their Burscough shop.

The hire fleet consist’s of a selection of gent’s, ladies, boys & girls junior bikes all fitted with puncture proof tires, also child seats & tag along bikes are available. All persons hiring will be supplied with helmets, locks and a map of area. The costs to hire are £8.00 per bike and £4.00 for child seats and tags. All bikes must be booked in advance by telephone on 01704 892442 or by calling into the shop at 62 - 64 Liverpool Road North, Burscough L40 4BY

Alternatively hire a bike from one of our Automated stations situated in The Ship, Lathom and various locations in Ormskirk. Details of these can be found on our cycle hire pages.