THE public has been invited to a beach clean at a nature reserve.

The family-friendly event is taking place at South Walney Nature Reserve on Friday, August 20.

A spokesman for Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT), which is hosting the event, said: “Join us for a big beach clean at South Walney!

"Now the nesting season has come to an end, we have a big job on our hands to clear up all of the washed-up litter on our shoreline to help protect our wildlife.

"Help us to clean up the beach and dunes on the reserve.

"From 3pm to 4.30pm, join us back at the visitor cabin for some family-friendly crafts.

"Create some sea critters to raise awareness of pollution on our coastline."

The event is taking place between 1pm and 4.30pm Participants should meet in the reserve's car park.

Visit the ‘what’s on’ section on the CWT website to book.