Stanwick Lakes is a 750 acre countryside attraction which has been transformed from quarry to nature reserve. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a wetland of international importance. This means that it is protected for conservation and must be managed in a way that maintains its wildlife interest. A team of rangers, with support from volunteers, work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure this.
Stanwick Lakes has a diverse range of habitats and an abundance of wildlife. It is particularly well known for wintering waterfowl like tufted duck and great crested grebe but many kinds of butterflies, moths, bees and mammals make Stanwick Lakes their home. Stanwick Lakes Wildlife
Stanwick Lakes is also a recreational site that offers a whole host of activities to keep families happy for a full day including an adventure playground, assault course, adventure trail, cycle hire, walking routes and cafe. For more detailed information about Stanwick Lakes, please visit our website www.stanwicklakes.org.uk