Silver Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve

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Silver Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve

The Silver Meadow wetland nature reserve is next door to The Pheasant and is a must walk for any visitor. This beautiful area is 7 hectares of wetland and once part of Bassenthwaite Lake, but now is home to a range of special wetland flora, fauna and wildlife.

There are access for all paths and boardwalks which will take you around the site where you can see rare plants and birds and if you are really lucky roe deer and Red Squirrels feeding at the hazel nut feeders.

Dubwath Silver Meadows is now one of the best sites in Cumbria for people to see the plant and animal wildlife of wetland and other habitats like traditional hay meadow.

The site is also valuable in helping to improve the quality of water in Bassenthwaite Lake by acting as a natural flood storage area where silt and damaging nutrients, like nitrates and phosphates, can be taken out of the water before it enters the lake.

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Bassenthwaite Lake
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