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Brockholes Nature Reserve

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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
+44 1772 872000
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Good for walking but NO dogs allowed

Part of the Guild Wheel passes through here and you need to be a good cyclist for the downhills... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fiona R
Great day for all

Fantastic for the kids, nature at its best, on the route of the Guild Wheel near Preston,, You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony B
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Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Everyone is welcome at Brockholes, whether you're a naturalist or a beginner, we have something for you to enjoy and lots of chances for you to get close to nature! On the site of an old quarry, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can take a stroll by the River Ribble, explore our woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see! Our spectacular floating Visitor Village means that you are as close to nature as possible providing stunning views across the lake. You can also discover our interactive Welcome Centre and learn all about the wildlife that you could see on-site, discover the exciting play area and explore our network of walks and trails (including shorter ones for little legs). After exploring the reserve you can sit back and relax in our restaurant where you can enjoy the beautiful lake view with a coffee and a tasty treat or a long leisurely meal. The Nest, our Brockholes gift shop is brimming with an inspiring collection of gifts, jewellery, books, toys, arts & crafts and other exciting treasures to remind you of your day and are sure to put a smile on the faces of people young and old. A fantastic new addition to the Visitor Village is The Gallery at Brockholes. The Gallery will showcase a range of art and craft by guild members which includes fine art, photography, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood and furniture. The Gallery at Brockholes is run by the Art & Craft Guild of Lancashire, made up of a wide range of the finest local artists, designers and makers.
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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
+44 1772 872000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Part of the Guild Wheel passes through here and you need to be a good cyclist for the downhills, not for the faint hearted in wet and muddy conditions. good walks cafe and toilets in site. cafe a bit pricey for families this reserve is...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic for the kids, nature at its best, on the route of the Guild Wheel near Preston,, You can eat at the great restaurant on site or just take your butties and a flask, walk with nature pick blackberries or just enjoy the solitude what...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only live 15 miles from Brockholes and have been 5 or 6 times,I find that the birds in particular are few and far between,to see anything you have to walk quite a few miles' For me the floating village is a bit of a...More

Thank chrishansford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for breakfast with Santa and our children had a fabulous time. There isn’t a choice for breakfast it is a cooked breakfast but portion size is plenty, only criticism would be that they don’t ask you what you want prior to serving you...More

Thank jenandabs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Brockholes this weekend - brilliant sunshine but bitterly cold. A super hot chocolate made up for this - the reserve is amazing - one not to miss

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Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visit the reserve often as it is only ten minutes from our house. There is a lovely walk around the lakes and through the woods where you can spot many varieties of birds. There is also a restaurant serving great food...More

Thank Sheila L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a few friends were really looking forward to visiting the Christmas event at the crafty village, but we were left extremely disappointed. There wasn’t much to do there and we had managed to go around all the stalls in 10 minutes. I thought...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used the Brockholes for a business meeting bringing 100 of my team together for an all day briefing. This place is outstanding. Great location and a great venue. So relaxed surroundings and everything you need to give a very professional day out. Endless fresh tea...More

1  Thank kenL007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The events centre is a really great location for a meeting, a conference or an event. We had a small meeting room which had great views over-looking one of the lakes. The staff were attentive and kept us well supplied with coffee and a good...More

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1  Thank Alastair R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was brill we got delicious cakes and played on the park.We had such a good time there I also think its a good place for tourists.

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1  Thank ben011mercer
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Margaret W
19 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Just checked their website and it clearly states DOG FREE ZONE
17 April 2017|
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Response from Brockholes | Property representative |
Early mornings and later on in the afternoon tend to be the best times. Just call into our Welcome Centre when visit and our friendly team of Volunteers will give you loads of advice on where to spot them.
Lianne F
26 February 2017|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
i have spent a few late afternoons here looking for the bittern but I have no seen any large starling gatherings