• Toddle Together

    The perfect walk for toddlers…

    24 Feb 2017

    Our weekly Pram Walk of our nature reserve (Tuesdays, 10-11am) has proven a huge success over the past couple of years, with numbers continuing to grow as parents & carers get youngsters in touch with nature from a very early age. We’ve had plenty of requests from you to see if walking toddlers can join […]

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  • 1st place - Fog Shrouded Viewpoint by Trevor Southward

    January 2017 Photo Competition Results

    13 Feb 2017

    The results are in for January’s photo competition! This month’s theme was ‘A Winter’s Scene’ and while it was the start of a new year, it was the same old story for our judges having the arduous task of picking a winner from a collection of quality entries. Despite 2017 starting with a cold snap, […]

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  • Reserve Officer Duncan Goulder mows a patch of dense rush. Lapwing need a vegetation height of under 5cm to breed, so this lot needed a hard trim!

    Super mower boost for Brockholes wildlife

    19 Jan 2017

    A giant mower is going to help to clear the way for popular bird species here at Brockholes Nature Reserve! The mower is towed by a quad bike meaning it can get into areas of our reserve that have proved problematic in the past. The annual mowing of rushes on wet pasture is essential to create the […]

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  • 12. Dec - Ken Hayes (Seasonal wildlife)

    December 2016 Photography Competition results

    10 Jan 2017

    The results are in for December’s photo competition! This month’s theme was ‘Seasonal Wildlife’ and with the reserve playing host to a wide variety of this subject, there was plenty of opportunity for our ever expanding collection of photographers to capture. We had another huge amount of entries, with 45 photographs for the judges to muse […]

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  • Awarded 1st place

    Photo Competition – November 2016 results

    12 Dec 2016

    The results are in for our November photo competition! This month’s theme was ‘Autumn Colour’ and with the reserve offering  plenty of opportunity to find this topic, we received a record number of entries for our independent panel of judges to try and pick a top three from. There were a huge total of 56 entries (see […]

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    Children BOX clever to contact Santa!

    17 Nov 2016

    As everybody knows, Santa Claus is very busy at this time of the year and ahead of his visits to Brockholes this December; we’ve a fantastic chance for youngsters to write directly to Santa at his base in Lapland! Santa’s Postbox is a fantastic festive family activity now open on our nature reserve and is […]

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  • Adults - 1st (on the left)

    Pumpkin Carving Competition 2016 Results

    14 Nov 2016

    We recently hosted two weeks of spook-tacularly good pumpkin carving, which meant there was plenty of potential winners in our Pumpkin Carving competition, which has now been judged and the results are ready to be announced! Entries were split into four age groups: Pre-schoolers, 5-11, 12-18 and Adults. We will be in touch with the […]

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  • 1st place - Margaret Keane

    October 2016 – Photo Competition Results

    11 Nov 2016

    The results are in for our October photo competition! This month’s theme was ‘Woodland Fungi’ and with plenty to be found on the reserve, we received a fine selection of entries for our independent panel of judges to deliberate over. There were a total of 33 entries (see gallery below), meaning there was both quality […]

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