Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG

Brockholes Nature Reserve is located near Samlesbury, Preston. It is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside. In fact, it has hosted over one million visitors since opening in April 2011.

Based on the site of an old quarry, the Trust has used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can explore our 250 acre reserve with our network of trails and hides, not to mention the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble. You can also explore our woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed. It attracts all kinds of wildlife for you to see. The reserve changes throughout the seasons, so make sure you keep coming back to explore.

Our spectacular floating Visitor Village is the first of its kind in the UK, bringing you as close to nature as possible. The Visitor Village hosts our Welcome Centre, an activity room, our lakeside Reed Bed Restaurant and The Nest gift shop.

Brockholes does not receive any direct government funding and each time you visit you’re helping to support our vital conservation work on the reserve. Thank you for supporting your local wildlife.