Discover our incredible local wild places

Ben Abbott

National Lockdown update - 5th January

Nature is an essential service, for both the wellbeing of people and for wildlife. It is critical that we continue to deliver essential conservation work and we also feel it is essential to keep our reserves as accessible as possible for the local communities in which they sit. Once again, we need nature now more than ever.

Our reserves will remain open, but we do ask that you follow the rules when visiting. This means only in your household. You must stick to your local reserves (with some travel permitted to access your local greenspace). Please make sure you keep 2m apart at all times.

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Here you can find out about some of the jewels in our crown - the nature reserves that we love and cherish across our region.

Our members help us to look after 50 sites (including 39 LWT nature reserves), and a total of around 1,288 hectares of habitat, creating a network where people and wildlife can thrive, on your doorstep.

Together we can ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy these special wild places in years to come.

If you are not a member, why not join us?

Connecting to nature, safely

Our way of life is going to be very different for a while, and you'll notice some changes when you visit our nature reserves. We've signposted one-way systems, changed some of our car park and visitor centre opening hours, and made the switch to takeaway-only in our cafes in order to keep you, our staff and volunteers safe.

Please remember to respect the wildlife on our nature reserves - stick to footpaths, and keep your furry friend on a lead at our dog-friendly nature reserves.

The Good to Go accreditation has been awarded to Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Find your nearest nature reserve

Tom Marshall