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Whatever your area of interest, Stanwick Lakes offers nature, hertiage and adventure activities for all the family. This page will help you plan your day.

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As wetland habitat, Stanwick Lakes is a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and provides a home and migratory destination for several key species of waterfowl such as Gadwall (a type of duck) and songbirds such as the Cetti Warbler.

You are able to observe mammals here too, such as otters, squirrels and muntjac deer. There is also the evidence of more inconspicuous animals and insects, which is recorded by regular habitat surveys.

The discovery of several significant finds from important periods in history, the Stanwick Lakes heritage team work to explore the area’s past and bring it to life with events and demonstrations.

With the support of Heritage Lottery.

To create adventure that lasts all day,
Stanwick Lakes offers outdoor play.

You can create your own adventure with a walking route, by following our adventure trail, or even on two wheels!

A TASTER FROM THE BLOG…

Wildlife Volunteer Team Round Up 2022

Wildlife Volunteer Team Round Up 2022

In the spring of 2022, we set up a new volunteer group– the Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Volunteer Team (WVT). The team meet up on the last Friday morning of the month to undertake tasks that help us to conserve the nature reserve at Stanwick Lakes, including monitoring...

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Creating a Moment in History – Stanwick Lakes Heritage

Creating a Moment in History – Stanwick Lakes Heritage

Over the past 12 years, Stanwick Lakes have been fortunate enough to receive Heritage Lottery funding for a number of projects exploring the heritage and history of the site and surrounding valley. Carrying on from the successes of these legacy heritage projects, our new ambitious 3 year venture, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will delve into the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, exploring their monuments and settlements with one aim – to bring the past to life.

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It’s National Nest Box Week!

It’s National Nest Box Week!

National Nest Box Week As National Nest Box Week draws to an end, our feathered friends are starting to pair up, marking the beginnings of a new breeding season. Loss of suitable habitat, changes in land use, and various other factors have negatively impacted many of...

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A round up from the Ranger Team (2023)

A round up from the Ranger Team (2023)

The rangers at Stanwick Lakes have had a brilliant year working alongside our volunteers to improve the site for the people who visit us and the wildlife that call it home. Here are some of the highlights and recaps for the year. Some of the most fun we have as...

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Festive Hours at Stanwick Lakes

Festive Hours at Stanwick Lakes

This festive season, as we prepare to celebrate the holidays, we'd like to share our festive hours of operation at Stanwick Lakes. Our Visitor Centre, gift shop, and Café will be open until 2pm on Christmas Eve for those last-minute festive experiences. Our 'Elfish'...

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