Enjoy a piece of nature on your doorstep
Preston has been praised for its many designated Local Nature Reserves. These green spaces are designated for their diverse wildlife and community and educational value, making them a fascinating place to visit if you're interested in nature and the outdoors.
Six local nature reserves
There are six designated Local Nature Reserves in Preston:
- Fishwick Nature Reserve
- Grange Valley Nature Reserve
- Haslam Park Nature Reserve
- Hills and Hollows Nature Reserve
- Pope Lane Field Nature Reserve
- Boilton Wood Nature Reserve
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