Longton Brickcroft Local Nature Reserve :: Shared Description

Longton Brickcroft is a former brickworks which has been transformed into a nature reserve and public open space.

Longton's brickworks were begun in the 19th century and were founded on good quality clay dug from the ground; production ceased in the early 1960s. The site is dominated by ponds which have filled the former clay pits. The area surrounding the water has been allowed to develop naturally; woodland sprang up around the flooding claypits and in 1998, its importance as a refuge for local wildlife was recognised by its designation as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) by South Ribble Borough Council in 1998.

The Brickcroft is of particular interest to birdwatchers and botanists with seating and footpaths making it accessible for most visitors. A purpose built visitor centre contains informative displays on the site's history, local wildlife and the environment; facilities include toilets with disabled and baby changing provision, car parking and a picnic area (LinkExternal link Lancashire Post).
by David Dixon

12 images use this description:

SD4825 : Drumacre Lane West by David Dixon
SD4825 : Entrance to Longton Brickroft (N) by David Dixon
SD4724 : Evening at Logton Brickcroft by David Dixon
SD4724 : South Pond, Longton Brickcroft Local Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD4725 : Path into Longton Brickcroft Local Nature Reserve by David Dixon
SD4825 : Entrance to Longton Brickroft (S) by David Dixon
SD4825 : Longton Brickcroft, Path towards Middle Pond by David Dixon
SD4725 : Longton Brickcroft, the edge of South Pond by David Dixon
SD4824 : Path in Longton Brickcroft LNR by David Dixon
SD4725 : The Edge of a Flooded Claypit at Longton Brickcroft by David Dixon
SD4724 : Longton Brickcroft, Flooded Claypit by David Dixon
SD4724 : Tree Sculpture at Longton Brickcroft by David Dixon


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Created: Fri, 17 May 2019, Updated: Fri, 17 May 2019

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