Hyndburn’s Local Nature Reserves – Fun, New Friends and Nature

Are you interested in activities to get out and about in nature around Hyndburn?  A great programme of activities began in autumn and now the Prospects Foundation, Ribble Rivers Trust and Hyndburn Borough Council are keen to involve more people in their local nature hotspots.

Peel Park and the Coppice, and Woodnook Vale are the locations for the early spring programme of activities in Hyndburn’s fantastic Local Nature Reserves (LNRs).   The next dates are Saturday 8 February and Sunday 16 February and will involve promoting new heather growth on the Coppice and improving habitat for plants and mini-beasts at Plantation Pond.

Other events will run through until the end of March with more to follow. Activities will include establishing native trees and shrubs at Rothwell Heights, creating new wetland habitats at Platts Lodge and helping to keep the ancient woodland and veteran trees of Plantation woods in tip-top condition.

Volunteers in the sun in a Hyndburn wood.

Cllr Miles Parkinson, OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said

“These are great opportunities for local people who want to lend a hand with looking after the natural world.  Our Local Nature Reserves are beautiful places, so do bring your family and friends along as well and spend a bit of time enjoying the scenery too.”

If you would like to be involved in the activities, or would like more information, contact Prospects Foundation on 01254 230348 or email info@prospectsfoundation.org.uk or Ribble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452 or email admin@ribbletrust.com.