Our Reserves

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.

Local Nature Reserves

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.

Why Have LNRs?

Seven Acres Local Nature Reserve

There are many benefits to Local Nature Reserves including:

  • Getting the whole community involved in improving their area and taking ownership of greenspaces
  • Using our expertise to manage land to its full potential, protecting both wildlife and habitats
  • Giving training to local communities to sustain green spaces
  • Providing health benefits by giving those in rural areas access to green spaces

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.

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Striding out

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

Latest News

Jul 15, 2014

We need an enthusiastic Project Manager to lead and manage ‘The Biodiverse Society’, a partnership project between Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Lancashire Environmental Records Network, and Merseyside BioBank, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Upcoming Events

Date: 25 July 2014 15:00 to 16:30

Guided butterfly walk around Heysham NR

Date: 26 July 2014 09:30 to 15:30

Join visual artist Julia Swarbrick for this workshop

Date: 28 July 2014 10:00 to 14:00

Celebrate International Bog Day on Little Woolden Moss


Protecting Wildlife for the Future

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust is a Registered Charity (No. 229325) and a Registered Company (No.731548) dedicated to the protection and promotion of the wildlife in Lancashire, seven boroughs of Greater Manchester and four of Merseyside, all lying North of the River Mersey. © Lancashire Wildlife Trust 2013.

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