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Nature in lockdown

Image by Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Getting back to nature safely

As the Government Guidelines change over the next few months, please ensure that when you visit us you do so within the current restrictions and roadmap updates. To keep yourself, other visitors and our staff safe, please always:

  • Wear a face covering indoors 
  • Keep 2m apart from other visitors
  • Follow directional signage on reserves

27 March: Brockholes' Visitor Village is now back open for takeaway and toilets from 10am - 5pm, seven days a week. The car park and reserve are open from 6am - 9pm (£5 parking all day).

Our reserves will continue to remain open (excluding Lunt Meadows while we carry out flood repairs), but we do ask that you follow the rules when visiting. This means only in your household, your support bubble, or up to 6 people or 2 households. You must stick to your local reserves (with some travel permitted to access your local green space). Please make sure you keep 2m apart at all times and please check our opening times as they may change. 

Under the current Government restrictions you can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • with up to 6 people or 2 households

In order to comply with the current guidelines and keep everyone safe, some of our facilities are closed:

All interpretation centres will remain closed (visitor centres will be open for toilet access only). All reserve hides will be closed. Viewing screens will remain open. Please ensure you keep your distance from both the viewing screens and other households.

Read the full guidelines


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Keeping you safe

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

We want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible, safe in the knowledge that we're fully compliant with government guidelines about Coronavirus. You can view our organisational risk assessment here.

Brockholes, Mere Sands Wood and The Cafe at Moss Bank Park have been awarded Visit England's 'We're Good to Go' COVID-safe accreditation, and we ask that you please stick to social distancing and hygiene guidelines at all of our nature reserves. Follow any directional signage and wear a face covering indoors - this includes enclosed bird hides.

For the sake of the wildlife that calls our nature reserves home, please take all rubbish home with you, stick to footpaths and only take your four-legged friend to our dog-friendly nature reserves, where they can enjoy the sights and smells on their lead.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust Visitor Code of Conduct for safety during COVID-19

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