Home to your #NatureMoments
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Brockholes is Lancashire Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserve, a former quarry that has been transformed into a haven for birds, insects, mammals, plants and amphibians.
Now a mosaic of wetland, woodland and grassland habitats and located straight off junction 31 of the M6 at Preston, Brockholes is designed to introduce people to wildlife, educate the next generation and bring you closer to the nature on your doorstep.
Keeping you safe at Brockholes
We know how important getting out into nature is at this time, so we've made some changes to keep you, our staff and our volunteers safe.
We've created a one-way system around the Visitor Village to help keep you socially distant from other visitors, and have received the 'We're Good to Go' COVID-safe accreditation from Visit England. This means you can rest assured that we're fully compliant with government guidelines about Coronavirus.
Unfortunately, we've had to close the Kestrel Kitchen until further notice in order to keep the reserve afloat. We've tried really hard to keep a take-away offer going for those who use Brockholes as their essential daily exercise break, but sadly we're losing money in doing so.
The Visitor Village is open daily for take-away and toilets only, between 10am and 5pm. The car park is open between 6am and 9pm daily.
Meet in focus: The Binocular and Telescope Specialists
in focus are set up in The Lookout hide overlooking Number One Pit, ready to help you find your perfect pair of bins or that special scope. With floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the lake, there's no better place to try before you buy!
in focus opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Call it family time, call it exercise. I call it the perfect #naturemoments
We were looking for a nice cup of tea. Then we found our #naturemoments