The Brockholes Nature Reserve :: Shared Description

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.
by David Dixon
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SD5931 : Grassland at Brockholes by DS Pugh
SD5830 : Brockholes floating visitors centre by DS Pugh
SD5731 : Nook Pool, Brockholes Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD5831 : Path in Brockholes Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD5830 : The Lookout, Number One Pit by David Dixon
SD5831 : Beside the Ribble by DS Pugh
SD5931 : River Ribble by DS Pugh
SD5830 : Ragwort at Brockholes by DS Pugh
SD5830 : Looking down on the visitors centre by DS Pugh
SD5831 : Limestone, Brockholes Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD5831 : Fallen Tree in Boilton Woods by David Dixon
SD5831 : Brockholes Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD5930 : Path beside the Ribble by DS Pugh
SD5831 : Dry riverbed by DS Pugh
SD5731 : Brockholes Nature Reserve, Nook Pool by David Dixon
SD5931 : Along the Ribble by DS Pugh
SD5830 : Path towards the visitors centre by DS Pugh
SD5930 : Ribble River Bank at Brockholes by David Dixon
SD5831 : Exposed riverbed by DS Pugh
SD5930 : River Ribble at Brockholes by David Dixon
SD5830 : Wetland in Brockholes by DS Pugh
SD5830 : M6 Bridge by DS Pugh
SD5830 : Drawbridge to the visitors centre by DS Pugh
SD5831 : Boilton Woods, Brockholes Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD5830 : Brockholes Nature Reserve by David Dixon

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Created: Sat, 18 Apr 2015, Updated: Sat, 18 Apr 2015

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