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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.

Location events organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

Robert Ince Stargazing Events organises events at this location

Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


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Events nearby

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  • The Astronomy Centre Public Open Evening

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP (19.9 miles away)

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory, Widnes, WA8 5QW (26.5 miles away)

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ (23.3 miles away)

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  • Manchester Astronomical Society weekly meeting at Godlee Observatory

    Thursday 18th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Godlee Observatory, Manchester, M1 3NL (26.0 miles away)

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  • Liverpool Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 19th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Quaker Meeting House - Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 3BT (29.3 miles away)

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

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  • Graystock Lodge – Cockerham

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  • Merrybent Hill Luxury B&B

    Catlow Road, Slaidburn, Lancashire, BB7 3AQ (17.8 miles away)

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  • Granville House Holiday Cottage

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

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