Q is for... Quarry

Q is for... Quarry

On the site of an old sand and gravel quarry now lies an award winning wildlife haven, where people and nature happily coexist. This once industrial wasteland has been transformed into a standout attraction, where people can happily enjoy the wonders of nature without disturbing vitally important wildlife habitats.
Meadow Lake

Brockholes Nature Reserve inadvertently entered existence as a result of widespread industrial activity, in the form of a sand and gravel quarry. In spite of this large scale activity, the site has been reclaimed by nature in breath-taking fashion. The site was acquired by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust in 2006 and with careful and intricate planning, a space has been created whereby wildlife not only survives but thrives. Brockholes presents a perfect example of what can be achieved when care and attention is taken to encourage wildlife’s existence.

Ariel view of Brockholes

Brockholes Nature Reserve lies on the edge of the River Ribble, and with 250 acres to explore it is a stand out attraction for all nature lovers. With trails and hides, our majestic woodland and onsite lakes, which have been specifically designed to attract a myriad of wildlife, you can happily explore till your hearts content. The reserve is ever changing throughout the seasons, meaning that there is never a reason not to visit this wondrously diverse attraction.

Brockholes Conference

Furthermore, it is worth noting that Brockholes is not only for the adventurous walker it is accessible for everyone, with our spectacular floating village providing the perfect meeting point. The visitor village contains a welcome centre, activity room, restaurant and gift shop. With all these fantastic amenities, hours of fun can easily be enjoyed. Moreover, Brockholes is also an award winning eco-friendly conference centre which can host up to 130 people. Whilst also maintaining the ability to cater for special events. All these events take place against the stunning backdrop of meadow lake which creates the perfect scene for any occasion.