Siddick Pond LNR
Designated site name: Siddick Pond LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: CUMBRIA Natural England Area Team: Cumbria (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Siddick Pond SSSI
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1977 Declaring Authority: Allerdale Borough Council
Area (Ha): 23.81 Grid Reference: NY 001 302
Owned By:  Allerdale Borough Council Managed By:  Allerdale Borough Council
Location: Wedgwood Street, Workington, CA14 1
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Siddick Pond is 1 km north of Workington, 10 minutes walk from town centre along the Cycleway.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: At 14.5 ha Siddick Pond is the largest coastal water body in the area. The location, fringing reedbed, surrounding grassland and scrub provide excellent habitats for waterfowl and other birds and more than 155 species have been recorded. In recent years the extensive reedbed has attracted wintering bittern with five recorded in 2004.

Breeding birds include mute swan, little grebe, pochard, shoveler, and tufted duck; seabirds such as little tern and waders such as redshank and others including sedge warbler, reed bunting and linnet. Scrub nesting warblers include grasshopper, willow and garden warbler, whitethroat and blackcap. Spectacular starling roosts of up to 20,000 birds which attract sparrowhawks. One of three sites in northern England for small blue butterfly found on grassy banks with kidney vetch.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
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    Photo credit: Nicola Evans, Natural England

    Photo credit: Nicola Evans, Natural England

    Photo credit: Nicola Evans, Natural England