Brockholes Nature Reserve

“Choice of 3 different trails available” - VisitEngland Assessor


Preston, Lancashire

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Brockholes is full of nature moments, which are waiting for you to discover. Explore the Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserve, with more than 250-acres to explore teeming with stunning wildlife all year round. You can take a walk along the River Ribble, explore our ancient woodland and amble around our lakes. Visit our spectacular floating Visitor Village, which plays host to a lakeside Kitchen, welcome centre, conference centre, activity room and shop.

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Brockholes Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, PRESTON, Lancashire, PR5 0AG


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open seven days a week, 6am - 9pm (Nature Reserve and car park) Open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (Visitor Village and toilets)

About the area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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