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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre


Fish Lane, Burscough


L40 0TA


T: 01704 895181

F: 01704 892343



Opening times


Open 7 days a week, except 25 December


Winter (27 October to February)

9.30am to 5.00pm


Early Closing on 24 December (last admission 2pm)


Summer (March to 27 October)

9.30am to 5.30pm






The brand new Mere Side cafe offers a delicious selection of hot and cold food, a variety of coffees and chilled drinks, and tempting home-made cakes. From healthy vegetarian salads to hearty meat dishes, all can be enjoyed overlooking the beautiful wetlands.


Small Breakfast menu available from 10am -11.30am. Hot food served from 11.45am - 2.30pm.




The gift shop stocks a wide range of wildlife books, outdoor clothing, bird feeders/boxes, postcards and stationary, children’s gifts and souvenirs of your visit to the centre, including a unique range of products featuring the artwork of WWT founder Sir Peter Scott.


There is also an In Focus optics shop at the centre selling everything you will ever need to watch wildlife – from budget binoculars starting at around £15 to deluxe telescopes at over £1000. In Focus is the ideal place to get honest, friendly advice about buying your first pair of binoculars and test them in what must be the best location anywhere in the North West of England.




Visitor information and associated terms and conditions of entry


We hope you have a great day with us. Our Wetland Centres are designed to give you an unforgettable experience getting close to nature. Your safety is paramount, as is the safety of the wildlife that visits or lives at our Wetland Centres. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, we have terms and conditions of entry that everyone needs to observe.


1. Visitors are asked to respect the habitats and wildlife of the centre by keeping to the paths and defined tracks at all times and keeping loud noise to a minimum as this may cause stress to wildlife.

2. Contrary to popular belief, birds should not be fed bread as they cannot digest it. Please feed them grain instead - you will be able to purchase grain at centres where feeding is permitted.

3. Please ensure that children are supervised at all times and please be aware that some of our ponds and lakes are deep. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

4. Safety signs are there for your protection - please obey the signage and do not attempt to go beyond any enclosure barriers. Please do not: Climb on any trees or shrubs

Prune or pick any flowers or vegetation

Enter any water body


5. The last admission to the Centre is 30 minutes prior to the advertised closing time.

6. Due to the limited availability of car parking spaces, vehicles may only be left for the duration of the visit to the centre.

7. Mobility scooters are very welcome on site. For more information on what we offer for people with disabilities, please see

8. Unfortunately we can't allow dogs or pets of any kind on site, with the exception of assistance dogs on duty, as our wildlife may become distressed. Assistance dogs must be kept on the lead and under control and harnesses must state "working or assistance dog". Please ensure any dog waste is removed. If any of our birds/animals behaviour is affected by the presence of your dog, we may have to ask you to move away from the area.

9. So we don't distress our wildlife, we do not allow the following on site: Scooters, bicycles, tricycles, roller skates/blades/wheelies or skateboards


Footballs or frisbees


10. Pond dipping is not allowed on our wildlife reserve ponds. This is to prevent the spread of invasive non-native plants and the chytridiomycosis disease which affects amphibians. Pond dipping in the grounds may only be undertaken with equipment provided by WWT.

11. In accordance with UK law smoking is prohibited in all buildings (including hides). Visitors who wish to smoke are asked to consider the welfare and comfort of other visitors, especially children, by not smoking in or around picnic areas, play areas or areas where children's activities are being held. In periods of extreme dry weather WWT reserves the right to designate the whole site non-smoking in order to reduce the risk of fire.

12. Photography is permitted on site for personal use only. All commercial/stock library photography, filming, recording, etc. must be agreed in advance with the centre. Please contact Nick Brooks on 01704 891 227 for any commercial filming or photographic enquiries.

13. WWT reserves the right to ask for additional identification to aid proof of membership.


2013 admission prices


Prices are shown inclusive of Gift Aid and without. The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation, which enables us to claim the tax back as part of the Government's Gift Aid scheme. For further information on Gift Aid click here.






Gift Aid £11.10

No Gift Aid £10.09


Concession (65+, full-time students, unemployed)

Gift Aid £8.20

No Gift Aid £7.45


Child (4-16 years)

Gift Aid £5.40

No Gift Aid £4.91


Family (2 adults and 2 children, 4-16 years)

Gift Aid £29.80

No Gift Aid £27.09


Children (under 4 years) Free Free


Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors Free Free


Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.




WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has the following facilities:


Free accessible car parking provision – 2 designated spaces

Trained assistance dogs welcome

Hearing induction loop in reception

Maps can be enlarged, please ask ahead of your visit

Manual wheelchair available to loan

The paths around the site are level access

Roaming volunteers, grounds and reception staff on hand if you require assistance

There is step-free entry to all our hides

Accessible toilets

Restaurant staff are friendly and helpful and will carry trays to the table if required

Pond-dipping with station for wheelchair-users

Accessible boat safari – maximum 2 manual wheelchair-users per trip

Waterplay – accessible (boardwalks / gravel) for children using wheelchairs

Eco Garden – a great sensory experience


In addition we have friendly and helpful staff, so if you need restaurant staff to carry a tray to your table or help open a gate – please just ask!


Eat, drink, refresh


The visitor centre is the heart of Martin Mere and the central place to find information on what to see, to buy seed to feed to the birds, to browse our retail shop and to eat (at the Mere Side Cafe).


The Mere Side Cafe has a selection of hot and cold food, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Childrens boxes are available as well as high chairs and the option to heat up a baby's bottle. Additionally in the building there are disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.


The building has six indoor rooms where there’s always plenty to see and do in the warmth. Films will often be shown in our theatre about beavers or swans and there is a free activity room where families can play and learn in comfort.


The main foyer is home to a bio-diversity exhibition that was kindly donated to us to allow us to have an interactive display promoting the diversity of nature and life. The exhibition has a mixture of touch screen displays, hand held objects, an introductory DVD and large displays to read and learn about bio-diversity.


In addition, at weekends and during holidays there is another craft room where children can design then purchase crafts such as badges, pencil cases and themed activities depending on the season.




Gift shop


The retail shop has a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs from small gifts for children to jewellery and display items, as well as a bird care and book area.




In Focus shop


Established over 30 years ago, In Focus are the UK’s leading binocular and telescope specialists.


The In Focus shop at Martin Mere has arguably the best testing facilities for binoculars and telescopes in Britain, and carries an extensive range of binoculars and telescopes from beginners’ compacts for £15 to top end kit.


They also stock tripods, hide clamps, digiscoping kits and a wide range of bird watching accessories.


All of the In Focus staff are expert birders who work commission-free to give non-biased advice about choosing binoculars and telescopes. All sales support WWT’s conservation work.


If you wish to visit In Focus but not Martin Mere, you pay the admission price and this can be refunded when you leave if you get your receipt stamped by a member of staff at In Focus.


Group visits


What is there for groups?


Martin Mere Wetland Centre provides a perfect destination for groups, from keen wildlife enthusiasts, photographers or conservation and environmental groups to those just wanting a relaxing day out.


There are beautiful walks around the grounds where you can view birds from around the world, and a nature trail with ten lookout hides from which to watch wildlife throughout the seasons, including summer wading birds and the wintering swans and geese. We also have a visitor centre with spectacular views across the Swan Lake and we have a gift shop and the Mere Side Cafe, which serves food and drinks.


You are welcome to visit at your leisure but for those wanting a little more structure we offer guided walks tailored to your group’s requirements.




A range of seasonal guided tours and events are available to groups year round at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Tours are priced at £10 and must be pre-booked.


Among those available are duckling nursery tours in the spring, summer waders walks in the summer and swan feeds in the winter. Guided tours of the waterfowl gardens and a community reedbed walk are also run year-round.

Contact the centre to find out which events

will be available when you visit.


Benefits for groups


Reduced entry prices for groups of 12 or more (payable as one payment on arrival)

Free familiarisation visit for the group leader

Complimentary admission for group organiser

Free coach parking

Free entry for the coach driver

Voucher for use in the Coffee Shop for the driver

Guided tour available for small additional cost for groups that have pre-booked

Meet and greet with complimentary welcome pack


Group admission prices 2012


Free to WWT members


The following discounted rates apply to groups of 12 or more:

Adult: £9.50

Concession: £7.00 (over 65 years, full-time students, unemployed)

Child: £4.60 (4-16 years)


No deposit is required and groups will be asked to pay at the admissions desk on the day of visit.




The centre has level access and hard-surfaced paths with tarmac on main routes (and compacted gravel on minor paths)

All hides are accessible to wheelchairs

Low-level viewing windows and level access to ground floor bird hides.

Free wheelchair loan

Trained assistance dogs only (i.e. Guide dogs). No other dogs permitted

Accessible toilets in car-park and throughout the visitor centre

Free car parking on site. Tarmac surface and reserved bays for disabled visitors


Making a booking


For further information or to make a group booking, please contact Belinda on 01704 895181, or email:


School visits


At WWT Martin Mere we provide unique and unforgettable learning experiences for schools.


To find out more about what’s on offer for you and your pupils,


Venue hire


If you would like to hire a room at Martin Mere call Belinda on 01704 891238 or email: for further information or to obtain a quote.


The centre can be hired during the day for corporate meetings or conferences, or in the evening for functions. Rooms can also be hired for children's birthday parties.


Children's parties are available at the following prices:


Children under the age of 4 is £6.00 per child (1 parent free and then a ration of 1 adult free per 3 children).


Children aged 4 - 12 is £8.00 per child (1 parent free and then a ratio of 1 adult free per 5 children)


Lunches boxes can also be purchased for £3.95 per child and they include a sandwich, fruit drink, crisps and a piece of fruit


Rooms available to hire:


Meeting Room - Maximum of 15 delegates

Lecture Theatre - Maximum of 100 delegates

Half of Greenwood Building - 20 to 30 delegates

Full Greenwood Building - Maximum of 60 delegates


How to find us


WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Fish Lane, Burscough


L40 0TA


T: 01704 895181

F: 01704 892343



Martin Mere Wetland Centre is located six miles from Ormskirk and 10 miles from Southport. It 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.


The reduced admission prices are:


Adult: £9.50

Child: £4.60

Concession: £7.00


By car


Situated off the A59, the Centre is signposted from junction 8 on the M61, junction 3 on the M58 and junction 27 on the M6. It is free to park at the 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.


Visit: for details of North West timetables and journey planner.


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 or wheelchairs. 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. The signs are made out of recycled plastic.


Please be aware that at certain times of the year, summer in particular, the footpath can become overgrown in certain places and it is advised to call the Centre prior to walking it at this time of year. 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.


If there is an issue with the signage on this walk please call Martin Mere on 01704 891220


If there is an issue with the footpath i.e. overgrown or litter, please call Burscough Parish Council on 01704 894914


Click here for information on the Countryside Code


Hire a bike


The Martin Mere Wetland Centre welcomes cyclists as an environmentally friendly and pleasant way to arrive at the centre.


Jack Parker Cycles, in partnership with Martin Mere, now offer cycle hire from the 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


Cycle stations are located at Burscough Wharf, Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre and The Ship Inn in Lathom.


All you need to hire a bike is your mobile phone and a debit or credit card and cycle hire is from £1 per hour

Minimum 6 hour initial purchase required however this can be carried forward to your next hire until your membership expires.

Top up your account with more hours anytime either through the website or by calling our automated number 01704 340025.

Thirty day temporary memberships are instantly available when you hire a bike however you can upgrade or pre-join on our website.

Easy to follow instructions are available at all stations.

You are able to hire at one station and leave your bike at another (specific locations only).

Check our website for locations of other cycle hire centres or to check if bikes are available at your chosen station


Further information on bike hire and how to travel without a car around Sefton and West Lancashire, please click on the following link:


The Centre is situated on two cycle routes in West Lancashire: the New Lane Circuit (approximately 23.5 miles) and A Grand Tour of West Lancashire (approximately 37.8 miles). Details of the routes can be found at:


By coach


The centre has parking facilities for large coaches. Parking is free for coaches bringing visitors to the centre.


By air


Manchester Airport is just an hour drive from the Martin Mere Wetland Centre and Manchester Airport Train Station is on the Southport to Manchester train line, providing a direct route to New Lane Train Station, 0.8 miles from the Centre.


WWT's environmental policy


WWT is committed to environmental excellence and the continuous improvement of our environmental performance as part of our overall goal of implementing the pronciples of sustainability in all areas of work.


We recognise that many of our activities have some negative impact on the local, regional, national and global environment. As a consequence, we aim to conduct our business and operations in a way that minimises this impact and mitigates for it whenever possible, reflecting sustainable practices. Specifically we endeavour to:

Review all activities, operations and procedures to identify, quantify and evaluate environmental impact.

Set priorities and targets for environmental improvements in key areas, such as water, waste and energy.

Measure improvements against targets and report progress annually.

Adopt a philosophy of 'reduce, re-use and recycle' in our use of resources, and minimise the environmental impacts associated with our activities.

Meet or exceed all statutory regulations and approved codes of practice on the environment at all locations where possible.

Set our own standards and targets where no relevant Government regulation or code of practice exists.

Incorporate environmental responsibilities and sustainable practices into job descriptions, staff training and appraisals.

Raise awareness of environmental issues amongst staff and volunteers, and encourage individuals to adopt sustainable practices.

Communicate the value of environmental awareness and sustainability to members, supporters and local communities.

Encourage third parties, particularly suppliers and receivers of goods and services, to adopt environmental standards comparable to those of WWT.

Adopt a policy of sale and purchase of goods and services that minimises negative environmental impacts where possible.

Invest in accordance with our environmental policies and regularly review investments to ensure that they do not conflict with the Articles of the Trust.

Implement an environmental action plan to support our environmental policy.


Martin Mere visitor code


Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have an impact.


There are many ways in which you can get involved during your visit to help look after our beautiful area and ensure it is just as special on your next visit. This will also support our commitment to sustainable tourism.


1. Why not get out of the car - walking, riding and cycling are great ways to explore the area without adding to the traffic and you'll find there are fantastic places to visit right on your doorstep!


2. Stay local, eat local, buy local and see local - Lancashire has gained a reputation for fine food and local produce, so why not seek out famers' markets, village stores, pubs and cafes and make a real difference to the local communities.


3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - support us in our efforts to reduce waste.


4. Switch off... and save energy - in rural Lancashire you can see the stars at night! Help us reduce energy use and C02 emissions by switching off lights and standby buttons when you don't need them. Help us reduce water consumption by using just the water you need.


5. Follow the Countryside Code - the Countryside Code reminds us all to protect, respect and enjoy: look after plants and animals, take litter away; leave gates and property as you find them; keep dogs under close control; and consider other people.


This picture was taken during a 12 day cycle tour starting late September. The Canal is in southern France running from Toulouse to the Mediterranean. We cycled part of the route of the canal and part on nearby lanes. The Canal was one of the greatest construction works of the 17th Century. It is a World Heritage Site and is especially well known for the beautiful Plane Trees which line its banks, 42,000 in all. However many of these trees are affected by a disease and within 10 years all are likely to be felled so it is a place to visit while you can.


This picture was taken near Castelnaudary as we were on the way to the great medieval town and fortress of Carcassonne which is also on the Canal. The 2 Club Mates with me on the trip. In the red, were very understanding in following Photographers instructions!


The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20mm zoom at 20mm.

A single RAW image was processed as a false HDR in Photomatix. I applied the painting effect using Topaz Simplyfy Buz Sim preset. I applied the effect on a duplicate layer with a mask and reduced it a little on the 2 main riders.


I brought down saturation especially on blues yellows and reds for a more natural look than that produced by Photamatix.


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faster than the speed of light

Livigno's cycle lane

Taken on Westminster Bridge whilst dodging cyclists in the cycle lane, trying to get as close to oncoming busses as possible to capture strong perspective. Thanks to London Photo Walk for organising the night:

just like like they do in brighton people (mainly tourists) walk in the cycle lanes. very annoying

The road overbridge carrying Harrowden Lane over the Midland Main Line is to be demolished before too long, to allow for electrification. I used to cycle down the hill at weekends and school holidays to watch the Peaks and the occasional 47 flying through on the expresses between London and Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield, as well as the many freights that passed by on the two slow lines. At that time it was four tracks all the way from London to Glendon, just north of Kettering.


Track rationalisation saw the two slow lines reduced to one bi-directional, but I understand that the works to upgrade the line include redoubling the slow lines. Not a simple case of laying a second slow line either, as the bidirectional was laid predominently in the middle of the formation!


Through the centre span is 66565 with the 12.42 West Thurrock to Hope Earles cement, Saturday 31.5.14

Le pont Charles-de-Gaulle est un pont franchissant la Seine à Paris, en France.

Il relie le 12e arrondissement, 13e arrondissement,( quai d'Austerlitz).

Le pont Charles-de-Gaulle tire son origine du développement récent du Sud-Est de Paris, dans les quartiers de Bercy et de la nouvelle bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.

Le projet lauréat, de Louis Gerald Arretche et Roman Karansinski, composé d'un tablier d'acier blanc ressemblant à une aile d'avion reposant sur des piles discrètes par l'intermédiaire de fins tubes d'acier, cherche à se fondre le plus possible dans le paysage. Commencé en 1993, il fut terminé en 1996.


The Pont Charles-de-Gaulle (Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge) is a steel-reinforced concrete girder bridge straddling the river Seine in the eastern part of Paris. It is a one-way bridge carrying road traffic from the 13th arrondissement to the 12th arrondissement

In 1986, the Council of Paris (Conseil de Paris) decided to construct a new bridge between the Pont de Bercy and the Pont d'Austerlitz in southeast Paris, to imitate the design of the Pont d'Austerlitz

A Europe-wide competition was held in 1987 to determine the best project design. At the conclusion of the competition, the concept set forth by Louis Arretche and Roman Karasinski was chosen for the bridge

The bridge has a single steel deck measuring 270 m long and 35 m wide, and the shape of which resembles an aircraft wing. It is supported by two concrete piers. Linking each pier to the deck are two conical steel frames shaped like upside-down tents.

The bridge roadway (not including footpaths and cycle lanes) is 18 m wide and carries four lanes of northeast-bound traffic from the Left Bank to the Right Bank. Two cycle lanes to the upstream side of the bridge and two footpaths, one on each side of it, permit unmotorized traffic to cross.



The Pont de Normandie is a cable-stayed road bridge that spans the river Seine linking Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy, northern France. Its total length is 2,143.21 metres (7,032 ft) – 856 metres (2,808 ft) between the two piers. It is also the last bridge to cross the Seine before it empties into the ocean. Despite being a motorway toll bridge, there is a footpath as well as a narrow cycle lane in each direction allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross the bridge free of charge. The bridge was designed by Michel Virlogeux, and the architect Norman Foster, the general studies were led by Bernard Raspaud from Bouygues, and the works management was shared between G. Barlet and P. Jacquet. The architects were François Doyelle and Charles Lavigne. Construction by Bouygues, Campenon Bernard, Dumez, Monberg & Thorsen, Quillery, Sogea and Spie Batignolles[2] began in 1988 and lasted 7 years. The bridge opened on 20 January 1995. At that time the bridge was both the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, and had the record for the longest distance between piers for any cable-stayed bridge. It was more than 250 metres (820 ft) longer between piers than the previous record. This record was lost in 1999 to the Tatara Bridge in Japan. Its record for length for a cable-stayed bridge was lost in 2004 to the 2883 meters of the Rio-Antirrio. At the end of construction, the total cost for the bridge, all ancillary structures and finance costs was $465 million and was financed by Natixis. The bridge on its own cost €233 million (US$250 million). The cable-stayed design was chosen because it was both cheaper and more resistant to high winds than a suspension bridge. Shortly after opening, the longest cables exhibited excessive vibrations, so several damping systems were quickly retrofitted.


....This structure is a bridge over the very wide railway line and sidings. It's for pedestrians and cyclists (which is why the line at the bottom is lopsided - the cycle lane is twice as wide). I think it's a very beautiful structure to be built for a fairly mundane use.

GB. London. 2012. Shadow of a cycling man at Brick Lane.

In the dead of night, the bike is the only witness to the comes and goings of the lane.

I haven't quite recovered from the flu yet but after about 10 days indoor and suffering , I just had to go out this morning !!!

Wish you all a fantastic weekend, ours here looks like we're going to be buried under the snow ....

I was standing on the roof of Dong Hwa University's main building in Hualien, Taiwan and having a very sepia day...

L view in light box

Monday morning 14 november 2011 at Dwingelderveld


At sunset on 11th August a rain shower passed over Scunthorpe, moving just to the right place for a rainbow to form over town. Seen here looking east to the West Common Lane cycle path bridge and the setting sun is lighting the rain cloud.

Foto gemaakt in het Mastbos een bijzonder wandelgebied met eeuwenoude bomen, indrukwekkende lanen en mooie doorkijkjes en veel paddestoelen.

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This was taken at one of the porch of an abandoned house at Mistress Lane, Ipoh. Tricycles are a main source of transportation in the older days, used to move objects and sometimes people around.


Here's a shot of Mistress Lane :


Monday morning 14 november 2011 at Dwingelderveld


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Series taken around the Taipo cycle lane not far from where my parents live. There are an abundance of egrets around the cove.

Taken on a night walk through Southampton. Freezing hands and soaking wet feet definitely paid off!

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