Beachwood Nature Reserve

Yewberries in May by Tony RichardsBeachwood is made up of calcareous grassland and ancient woodland. There are a large number of different plants growing here. These include wild columbine, adder's tongue fern, and early purple orchid.

In the woodland are oak and yew trees. The plants growing in the woodland are herb Paris, green hellebore, Solomon's seal and spurge laurel.

Breeding birds on the reserve include treecreeper, bullfinch, willow warbler, and marsh tit.

Hellebore Flower by Charles WinpennyLocation:
Map Reference
OS 1:50,000
Sheet No 97
SD 452 786.

Open access to members and non-members.
From Arnside promenade parking walk west along foreshore past the coastguard station and turn left up a set of steps where the sea wall starts. Follow the sea wall to the reserve.

Photos courtesy of Tony Richards , Charles Winpenny

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