Martin Mere is a first-class attraction located in the heart of the Ribble Estuary’s wetlands.
The seasonally flooded wetlands are important because they attract huge numbers of ducks, geese and seasonal birds – helping make Martin Mere a Special Protection Area (SPA), Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and giving the centre Ramsar status.
Martin Mere lets you see a variety of rare exotic and wetland birds up close in a purpose built environment or in a more natural environment from one of many hides.
The centre offers a wide range of activities from guided walks to education visits and runs events and exhibitions all year round making this a must for all the family.
On site facilities include cafeteria, children’s play area, gift/book shop, bird hides, disabled access paths, Braille trail, loan of audio cassettes and players and baby changing facilities.
Burscough railway station (on the Southport - Manchester line) is approximately one mile from WWT Martin Mere. Cyclists are always welcome. Martin Mere is situated off the A59, and signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.
Admission charges apply. However, visitors travelling to the centre without a car can benefit from discounted admission.