Christcliffe Duck Field Nature Reserve

Christcliffe farm Eskdale by Nigel ChadwickThis field is part of a small basin mire. Half has mire vegetation and half is wooded.

Cranberry, sundew, bog asphodel, cross-leaved heath, and Sphagnum moss can be found in the field.

Willow trees grow here and may have been used to make baskets in the 1800s.

Sundew flowers by Tony RichardsMap Reference:
OS 1:50,000
Sheet No 89
NY 185 007

Open to members. Non-members need to have a permit-tel. 01539 816 300 for details. Follow signs for Hardknott and Wrynose passes from Bog asphodel by Tony RichardsEskdale Green. After passing the turning for Boot, continue for c 1km. Park on verge before footpath on the left for Christcliffe farm (do not go on this footpath). Walk back towards Boot and take first unmarked track to the left. Go through gate on left for 75 metres to reach the entrance.

Photos courtesy of Nigel Chadwick Geograph , Tony Richards .

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