Dogs are welcomed on most of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s reserves but our sites are fragile environments that need to be protected against disturbance by dogs and man.

At Brockholes wildlife has flourished since we opened because this is a sensitive habitat for our native creatures. This is an oasis where all kinds of people, covering all kinds of ages, can get closer to our native creatures.

We accept that there are many responsible owners but, unfortunately, just a couple of dogs running wild would affect the wildlife and spoil areas where people walk and children play. For example if your dog was to get too close to a nesting bird it would cause the mother to leave the nest.

People walking around the Guild Wheel can pass through Brockholes with well-behaved pets but they must stick to the path and not stray onto the reserve itself. You can see plenty of wildlife from this popular path.

So please leave Fido at home if you coming along to Brockholes or check the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website for reserves where you can enjoy nature with the pooch by your side.

Please note that assistance dogs are welcome.