SD5830 : Brockholes Nature Reserve, Meadow Lake

taken 5 years ago, near to Samlesbury, Lancashire, Great Britain

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Meadow Lake
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Meadow Lake
Brockholes is a nature reserve near Preston, just off Junction 31 of the M6 motorway. It is owned by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

Situated in the flood-plain of the river Ribble, Brockholes contains one of the largest strips of ancient woodland in the UK, a species-rich hay meadow, large wetland areas and the beautiful River Ribble running along the edge of the site. Which was previously a major quarry extraction site. Sand and gravel were quarried here from 1996 until 2007 when the land was bought by the Trust. Since then, it has been regenerated as a mosaic of key habitats such as pools, reedbeds and woodland; the reserve opened to the public at Easter 2011.

The reserve is aimed less at dedicated bird-watchers and nature lovers than the general public of the big cities.

LinkExternal link documents the development of the land from a huge quarrying site to the nature reserve.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 28 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 586 306 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.2217N 2:37.7030W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 587 307
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Disused Quarry  Lancashire Wildlife Trust  Wildlife Reserve  Wildlife Trust  Lake  Island  Nature Reserve  Birds 

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