Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

Brockholes is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside and has hosted over 500,000 visitors since they opened 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 the 250 acre reserve with it’s network of trails and hides, not to mention the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble. You can also explore the woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see.

The 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 the Welcome Centre, an activity room, the lakeside Reed Bed Restaurant, The Nest gift shop and Coots, which is the perfect place to get a quick snack or one of the many flavours of ice cream!

Stargazing is done at an area off the floating village, only a few yards from the car park yet in a sheltered area with low surrounding horizons.


Brockholes Nature Reserve is a private location and is only accessible out of normal hours for stargazing by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

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Weather forecast for Preston North End F.c. (2.6 miles away) updated 17/04/24 at 16:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Brockholes Nature Reserve. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Skies and Pies at Brockholes

    Thursday 17th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, PR5 0AG

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  • Skies and Pies at Brockholes

    Thursday 21st November 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Skies and Pies at Brockholes

    Thursday 19th December 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Skies and Pies at Brockholes

    Thursday 16th January 2025 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Skies and Pies at Brockholes

    Thursday 20th February 2025 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Skies and Pies at Brockholes

    Thursday 20th March 2025 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Bowland Wild Boar Park

    Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2QT (8.2 miles away)

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  • Clerk Laithe Lodge

    Slaidburn Road, Newton in Bowland, Lancashire, BB7 (14.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Graystock Lodge – Cockerham

    Cockerham, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 0ER (15.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Daisy Bank Camp

    Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7JB (22.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Granny House Holiday Cottage

    Bell Busk, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DU (25.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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