You can enjoy a stroll around our trails, enjoy the play area, or hunt out our shops, restaurant and exhibition area, all floating on the lake. For more information about visiting Brockholes click here.
Brockholes was a major quarry extraction site, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside has worked for nearly ten years to secure the site and regenerate it as a mosaic of key habitats.
Our ongoing conservation work has certainly been given a seal of approval; Lapwing, Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover and Reed Bunting are flocking back year after year and we have also had a few very exciting visitors including a Bittern and Green Sandpiper.
And it doesn’t stop there; the reserve is growing and changing all the time and over the next two years we will be building a family hide, where visitors will be able to enjoy views of the Sandmartins fly in and out of their breeding holes.
Brockholes has an army of over 200 committed volunteers, who in year one contributed 15,212 hours towards the operation and maintenance of the nature reserve and Visitor Village. Volunteers are essential to the operation of Brockholes and we are still recruiting, we have many varied roles available you can find out more here.
Brockholes has far reaching effects into the local community. Project Trail, funded by Children in Need and The Oglesby Charitable Trust aims to connect children and young people from the local area with Brockholes through a range of exciting activities. We are also working with young people aged 14-19 by setting up local fishing groups in both Callon & Moor Nook Estates.
Many local schools have visited Brockholes in its first year, our education facilities include a classroom, dipping pool and platform and a series of child friendly trails throughout the reserve. For more information about education at Brockholes click here.