Preston has been praised for its many designated Local Nature Reserves. These green spaces are designated for their diverse wildlife, community and educational value, making them a fascinating place to visit if you're interested in nature and the outdoors.
There are six designated Local Nature Reserves in Preston:
- Grange Valley
- Haslam Park
- Hills and Hollows
- Pope Lane Field
- Boilton Wood
Details for each of these reserves can be found on Preston City Council - Nature Reserves.
Five of the Local Nature Reserves are managed by Preston City Council’s Parks Service with Lancashire Wildlife Trust managing Boilton Wood. Each reserve has its own unique qualities and all are well worth regular visits, with most linking to footpath and cycle routes.
On site interpretation helps describe on-going work to improve habitats and bio-diversity, with an abundance of wildlife to observe– from birds and insects to small mammals – as well as wild flowers and plant life. And whether it’s a woodland, meadow, lake, stream, hedgerow, marshy grassland or wetland backdrop, these reserves offer a wonderful location to enjoy nature at its best, in our own back yard.
Google Map Addresses for Preston's Nature Reserves
- Fishwick, off London Road, Preston, PR1 4PA
- Grange Valley, off Glenview Close, Ribbleton Avenue or Fir Trees Avenue, Preston, PR2 6EN
- Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Preston, PR2 1JE
- Hills and Hollows, off Fulwood Row, Preston, PR2 5RW
- Pope Lane field, off Pope Lane, Preston, PR1 9JN
- Boilton Wood, Preston, PR2 6HD