Burns Beck Moss

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Sustains a variety of plant species which have become increasingly rare as other mires have been drained or planted. Specialities of the site include 16 species of Sphagnum moss, bog rosemary, cranberry, bog asphodel, sundew and marsh cinquefoil. Burns Beck itself is a good place for yellow water lily. Willow carr and reedbed occur in small patches on the nature reserve.

The undisturbed wild nature of Burns Beck Moss provides a habitat for many animal species. Fox, hare, roe deer, tawny owl, snipe, reed bunting and heron are frequently seen.

There is a level waymarked circular footpath around the eastern side of the reserve with sections of boardwalk and bridges crossing the wet areas (0.9km/0.6miles).

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Burns Beck Moss is located 9km/5.5 miles east of Kendal. Access is most easily gained from the A684 Sedbergh road.

From junction 37 of the M6 head towards Sedbergh and turn right after about 0.7km/0.4 miles. Follow this road for 4.5km/2.8 miles until (passing Killington Reservoir).


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