In Focus Lancashire

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WWT Martin Mere
Burscough
Ormskirk L40 0TA

Telephone: 01704 897020
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Martin Mere is open seven days a week 9.30am-5.30pm
(9.30am – 4.00 pm November – March)

Staff: Andy Bunting (manager)
Bernie Starkie

There is plenty of free car parking and there are trains to Burscough Bridge from Manchester, Wigan, Liverpool and Preston further information 0345 484950. Buses run to Martin Mere from Ormskirk (on Sundays only as far as Burscough Bridge). Further information 0870 608 2608

All sales support the conservation work of WWT Martin Mere

Non WWT Members: If you only want to visit the In Focus shop, just buy a ticket and ask us to stamp it at the shop. You will get a refund when you leave the reserve.

OUR NEW SHOP AT BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE OPENS ON APRIL 1st

Brockholes Nature Reserve
Preston New Road
Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0AG

Telephone: 01704 897020
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The shop at Brockholes is open seven days a week 9.30am-5.30pm (9.30am – 4.00 pm November to March)

Staff: Andy Bunting (manager)
Bernie Starkie

The reserve is around 1 mile from junction 31 of the M6 and there is plenty of  car parking next to the shop which is on your left as you drive along the reserve access road. Don’t drive to the main car park. The nearest station is Preston which is around 4.5 miles away – for further information 0345 484950. Buses run to The Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel (about 20 minutes walk to our shop) from Lancaster Road in Preston town centre (about 15 minutes walk from the station). For further information call 0870 608 2608

All sales support the conservation work of The Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

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Sales of binoculars and telescopes in Lancashire

In Focus’ shop at WWT Martin Mere sells a wide range of binoculars, telescopes and birdwatching equipment from leading manufacturers such as Opticron, Zeiss, Nikon, Swarovski and Steiner as well as our own brand, Delta. We stock binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, tripods and digiscoping kit as well as accessories and birding books.

Situated in a purpose built showroom at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre (off the A59 at Burscough Bridge), our shop has the best optics testing facilities in the North West of England. Since January 1999 over 180 species have been listed from the shop, including: Glossy Ibis, Black-winged Stilt, Cattle Egret, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Vagrant Canada Goose, American Green-winged Teal, Bittern, Goshawk, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Osprey, Honey Buzzard, White-winged Black Tern, Spoonbill, Red-necked, Grey and Wilson’s Phalarope.

For more information on the Martin Mere reserve go to www.wwt.org.uk and click on Martin Mere.

In Focus’ shop at Brockholes Nature Reserve sells a wide range of binoculars, telescopes and birdwatching equipment from leading manufacturers such as Opticron, Zeiss, Nikon, Swarovski and Steiner as well as our own brand, Delta. We stock binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, tripods and digiscoping kit as well as accessories and birding books.

Situated in a hide overlooking the large pond on the west side of the access road to the reserve (off junction 31 of the M6), our shop has superb optics testing facilities.

For more information on the Brockholes Nature Reserve go to www.brockholes.org.

Latest News

For up to date wildlife information at WWT Martin Mere click on:
http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/martin-mere/wildlife/latest-sightings/

For recent sighting information at Brockholes Nature Reserve click on:
https://www.brockholes.org/latest-sightings

View from the window of the shop at Martin Mere:

The view from our shop at Brockholes Nature Reserve: