Last Updated -  24/03/20

These are difficult and unsettling times for all of us but we hope that nature can provide a welcome respite in whichever form and wherever you may encounter it.

Following the latest advice, we have closed our reserves. The carparks at Marshside and Hesketh Out Marsh are now closed, along with the hides and toilet.  

You can find the RSPB’s latest response to coronavirus on our website here. Our staff and volunteers will be continuing to work tirelessly to save nature on our reserves and through conservation projects and campaigns.  More than ever, your support for nature is vital, and greatly appreciated.

Ribble Discovery Centre

In line with the latest Government advice on Coronavirus, the RSPB will be closing the shops, cafes and visitor centres across all our nature reserves, including here at RDC. This is to prioritise the health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors. Fairhaven Lake is open to the public, and will still be available to enjoy. While the shop is closed, our online shop will be open to provide delivery direct to your door for all your wildlife needs.


Car Park -  The carpark at Marshide is now closed.

Hides - We have now had to close the hides until further notice. 

Hesketh Out Marsh

The carpark at Hesketh Outmarsh is now closed. 

Keep in Touch ! 

If you are unable to get out into nature physically, then we will strive to keep you updated online, to help you keep connected with nature. 

If you do get out, share your experience with everyone. You can find us here 

Tweet @RSPB_Ribble            FaceBook  @RibbleEstuary             and on our blog

Most importantly, keep safe and look out for one another.

Take care, The RSPB Ribble Reserves team