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Share Your Thoughts: Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve

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We want to know what's important to you about Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR
Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve (NNR), managed by Natural England, is part of the longest continuous sand dune system in England. It is a haven for rare species and a place for visitors to connect with nature.
We're looking at how to manage the sand dunes and the woodland by the sea into the future, and we’d like to hear how you use and value the site. Your input will help us create a plan that benefits both nature and people.
A sandy track runs between pine trees growing on the coast

How to get involved

We'd like to hear from people local to Ainsdale and anyone who visits the sand dunes and National Nature Reserve. We've created a survey so you can easily tell us what you love and what you feel is important about the NNR. There's even a chance to enter a £50 prize draw!

A postcard sent to local residents with a copy of the survey

If you're local to Ainsdale, keep an eye out for our survey postcards! We'll be posting out our survey (with the chance to enter our £50 prize draw) which is free to return. Just fill it in with what you love about Ainsdale NNR and pop it back in the post.

Want to know more?

Over November and December we're holding 4 free guided walks to explore Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, focusing on our sand dunes and woodland close to the beach. Come and learn why this area is special to us and let us know how this area is special to you.

  • Saturday 25th November 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday 29th November 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday 6th December 1pm-3:30pm
  • Sunday 10th December 1pm-3:30pm

The walks are free but must be booked in advance.

Guided Walk - YouTube

Can't make the guided walks? Don't worry! Senior Reserve Manager, Dave, has recorded a guided walk and it's available below.

Questions and More Information

At this stage, we're compiling information about what makes Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR important to you so that we can create an informed management plan for the future. If you have any questions about the survey, please get in touch.