Connecting to Nature

'Connecting to Nature' (sponsored by EDF Energy) continues to offer more opportunities for the local community to enjoy the outdoors and discover the amazing wildlife Morecambe Bay and Heysham Nature Reserve is home to.

Whether you want to take a quiet stroll around Heysham Nature Reserve, learn about the variety of wildlife or learn a new practical skill, the range of activities being run as part of 'Connecting to Nature' have aimed to offer something for everyone to enjoy.

Through a mixture of family events, specialist training days, educational visits, Wildlife Watch Group sessions and volunteering opportunities, this project intends to increase awareness and use of Heysham Nature Reserve and the surrounding area.

EDF Energy and its predecessors have been working in partnership with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to offer a high quality schools and community based environmental awareness service for over twenty years. In 2013 Heysham Power Station opened a new Visitor Centre where visitors can explore and learn about electricity, and since last year the Trust have been working with Centre staff to explore ways of joining forces to promote the wildlife haven that is owned by EDF Energy and lies just a stone’s throw away from the Power Station.

What does the project hope to achieve?

This project intends to increase awareness of Heysham Nature Reserve and encourage first time visits from individuals and groups whom might not necessarily visit a nature reserve.

Plans also include the development of self-led trails and internet based interpretation. We also hope to develop Nature Tot sessions for locally based day nurseries and children centres.

Events Information

Our events leaflet for 2018 can be downloaded here.

You can keep also view our What's On section of the website which has details on all upcoming events.

If its early years activities you are interested in, visit this link for dates and information on our all new 2018 Nature Tots sessions!

For information on our 2018 Wildlife Watch Group sessions (ages 8-13) click here.

Also follow us at our Facebook page - make sure you give it a 'Like' and stay upto date with all our latest news and photographs from out on the reserves.

If you would like to know more about any of these events, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Garston on the below contact details.


You can download a map of how to get to Heysham Nature Reserve here.

For more details or any enquires please contact:

Project Officer - Emma Garston
T: 01524 855030 
M: 07717 366812