Brockholes is the Trust's flagship nature reserve, a transformed quarry site located straight off junction 31 of the M6 at Preston. Now a mosaic of habitats reminiscent of old Lancashire, Brockholes has been designed to introduce people to wildlife and bring you closer to the nature on your doorstep.

Pop by for a visit

Everybody is welcome at Brockholes, from expert birdwatchers to young families on a day trip, there is something to delight all ages. With a year-round programme of events designed to inspire people about the natural world, walking trails, gift shops and restaurant, Brockholes offers one of Lancashire's best days out.

To discover more about Brockholes and to plan your trip, visit the Brockholes website here.

School Visits

Brockholes is a great place for school groups to visit, we have a dedicated experienced education team, purpose built classroom and a 108 hectare wetland nature reserve to explore!

Your school can now get even closer to nature at Brockholes by booking an education session in our new purpose-built bird hide classroom, 'The Look Out', right on the edge of the lake!

Click here for more information about bringing your school group to Brockholes.


Volunteers play a crucial part in every aspect of Brockholes and we are always keen to hear from people that want to get involved. We have opportunities from getting stuck in out on the reserve to helping in the shop or with school groups.

For more information about volunteering at Brockholes or to register your interest click here.


Brockholes is a perfect venue for special occasions with a difference! Take your wedding vows floating on water or celebrate a christening or birthday in our dedicated events space. 


Image by Alan Wright

Brockholes is the natural place to do business, our dedicated conference centre can cater for 50 to 130 delegates. The unique floating design, a location straight off the M6 within a nature reserve and ample parking means Brockholes is the perfect venue for your next event. For more information about business at Brockholes please click here.

More Information

For more information about Brockholes visit or call 01772 872000 or email