Brockholes – Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Just off junction 31 of the M6, Preston, Lancashire, Brockholes is a former sand and gravel quarry. The site opened in 2011 and is looked after by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. It’s a wonderful site, nice and quiet, it covers 102ha. of land and water with several walking trails. There is a main glass-fronted hide looking out onto Number 1 Pit, and several smaller hides dotted about the other pits.

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Brockholes Floating Visitor Centre

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Lapwing

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Canada Goose

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Obligatory Mallards

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Heron

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Black Headed Gull

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Juvenile Robin

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Pheasant

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Common Sandpiper

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Crow

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Hoverfly

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Common Blue Damselfly tandem (mating) pair

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Damselfly (no I.D.)

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Red Admiral

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Gatekeeper Butterfly

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Red Admiral

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Small Tortoiseshell

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Burnet Moth

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Gatekeeper Butterfly

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