The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Brockholes - the 'Unreserved' Nature Reserve

Get more people engaged with wildlife & nature. Brockholes will be a wildlife haven, plus a floating visitor centre will bring nature close to every visitor. The reserve will offer children an unforgettable adventure. Brockholes combines Wildlife Trust ethos with an accessible attraction.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (229325)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target


Amount raised





  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation




Many people have become disconnected from the natural world. Wildlife, nature and the environment is suffering as a result of this tenuous relationship. Lancashire Wildlife Trust works for a region richer in wildlife by the protection and enhancement of species and habitats, to work towards public recognition that an environment rich in wildlife and managed on sustainable principles, is essential for continued human existence.


Brockholes will make the natural world much more accessible to the general public. Some of Lancashire Wildlife Trusts reserves are not open to the public and are managed ‘for the wildlife’. Brockholes is already one of the best bird watching sites in the UK and is home to otters, badgers, bats and dragonflies. It will combine high quality provision for wildlife and a positive visitor experience, especially for children, conservationists of the future.