Home to your #NatureMoments

Brockholes Visitor Village by Bentham Imaging

250 acres to explore
3 beautiful walking trails
Floating Visitor Village
Peaceful lakeside restaurant

Start your wild adventure!

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.

Plan your visit


The Kestrel Kitchen is currently open for take-away only. Why not grab a cup of our sustainable coffee or a slice of cake to fuel your adventure?


Children can swing, climb, balance and bounce whilst you relax on one of our picnic benches. 

Join in

Brockholes hosts a jam-packed events schedule with something to delight all ages, whatever the weather!


Our shop is temporarily closed due to lockdown restrictions, but there'll be a selection of gifts available to buy in the Kestrel Kitchen.

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.

Find out more

The Good to Go accreditation has been awarded to Lancashire Wildlife Trust
in focus - The Binoculars and Telescope Specialists

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.

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Reserve map

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