Brockholes Nature Reserve
Junction 31 M6 Samlesbury
01772 872 000

Who we are

Brockholes is a nature reserve owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and is situated at Junction 31 of the M6 in Lancashire. An old quarry site, over the past 20 years the Wildlife Trust has created an environment that provides habitat for lots of different wildlife and the 250 acre nature reserve is an excellent place for schools to visit. Many different species of bird visit throughout the year, along with brown hare, dragonfly and deer, to name a few! Brockholes has a floating Visitor Village with education spaces, a restaurant, shops and welcome centre as well as family-friendly hides, walking trails and a play area. The site is easily accessible from all areas of the North West. A visit to Brockholes provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to explore and learn about the geology of the site as well as learn about the host of wildlife that make Brockholes their home. Environmental art activities form part of the schools offer alongside geography and geology and schools can combine formal learning sessions with outdoor exploration and use the environment to inspire independent arts activities. For schools who can’t get to Brockholes there is an outreach programme offering a range of learning activities.