What can I see?
Brockholes is an old quarry site, and there are lots of amazing habitats to explore and wildlife to see. We have one of the largest strips of ancient woodland in the UK, species-rich hay meadow, large wetland areas and the beautiful River Ribble running along the edge of the site. Brockholes is also one of the best sites in the country for birds, in particular breeding waders.
We’ve created an environment that provides habitat (homes) for lots of different wildlife. Some of the homes, particularly for birds, are temporary because they migrate and only spend some of the year at Brockholes. Hides, paths and viewing points have been built to allow you to see the wildlife at close quarters without disturbing it.
You'll be amazed at the variety of plants, birds and insects you can find at Brockholes. Listen as well as look out, for there’s a wonderful variety of song and calls to be heard. Some birds you might hear but never see!