Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve was formerly covered with spoil tips and old colliery workings, but it was formally opened in 1997 as a lovely place for locals and tourists after an intensive land reclamation project. It is 40 hectares in size and, with lakes and grasslands, offers a varied environment and breeding grounds for a broad variety of animals.
You’re likely to spot Tufted Ducks, Skylarks, Snipes, Redshanks, and Little Grebes as you walk around the lakes. You may also see migratory African birds such as the Common Sandpiper and the Willow Warbler. A new wetland area with a bird hide was just constructed, so bring your binoculars and a bird book to make the most of your visit!