Discover our incredible local wild places

Ben Abbott

Let's continue to keep everyone safe

Although most restrictions have been lifted, we would appreciate your co-operation in helping us to keep everyone safe at our nature reserves and in our visitor centres.

We are still committed to doing our best to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe and well. Please continue to follow our guidelines so we can all enjoy nature safely.

We ask that our visitors continue to wear a face covering at our sites when indoors, including enclosed hides. Our hand sanitiser stations and screens will also remain in place.

• Please check in via the NHS App at Brockholes, Mere Sands Wood and The Café at Moss Bank Park.

• Maintain two metre social distancing where possible.

• Please wear a face covering whilst moving around indoors and bird hides.

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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

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Tom Marshall