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Brockholes Visitor Village by Bentham Imaging

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

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


Grab a cup of sustainable coffee or a slice of cake from the Kestrel Kitchen (open on weekends for eat-in and takeaway), or our grab-and-go cafe, Peckish (open on weekdays for takeaway).


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, but there'll be a selection of gifts available to buy in the Kestrel Kitchen.

Keeping you safe at Brockholes

We want to keep you, our staff and volunteers safe during your days out in the wild, so we ask that you please wear a mask when indoors, check in via the NHS app, maintain two-metre social distancing where possible and take advantage of our hand sanitiser stations.

Brockholes has received the 'We're Good to Go' COVID-safe accreditation from Visit England, so you can rest assured that we're fully compliant with any government guidelines about Coronavirus.

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