Please click on a marker on the map above for more information on our reserves, or select a reserve from the menu to the right.
A Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a greenspace area within a local community. Here at the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside we work closely with local authorities to ensure these areas are managed effectively, and enjoyed by all in the community.
There are many benefits to Local Nature Reserves including:
We work hard to bring people closer to nature, inspire them about the natural world and empower them to get involved and understand the importance of wildlife and the environment. Local Nature Reserves are often a place of respite, for both people and wildlife.
To get a taste of some of Central and South Lancashire's beauty spots download the Ribblestrides handbook, produced by the Wildlife Trust and funded by the Ford Foundation, Fort Vale and South Ribble Partnership.
The handbook aims to raise awareness of vital Biological Heritage Sites in the area as well as offering accessible walks with insights into wildlife, history and geology. Download it here