Last weekend Lucas and I went on a #WalkWithWynsors at Brockholes nature reserve in Preston. We were invited by Wynsors shoes to meet up with some other bloggers for a guided walk with a volunteer from the Wildlife Trust followed by some lunch. Wynsors were also kind enough to give* me a pair of Bogs wellies. I hadn’t heard of Bogs before but I am seriously impressed. They are true to size, comfortable, haven’t rubbed once and they have handles!  

 

#WalkWithWynsors Brockholes Nature Reserve, map of the reserve

 

Brockholes is set on the site of an old quarry which is now a 250 acre reserve with a network of trails and hides. You can also explore the woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife. 

 

#WalkWithWynsors Brockholes Nature Reserve, floating visitor centre

 

There is also a spectacular floating Visitor Village bringing you as close to nature as possible. The Visitor Village hosts a Welcome Centre, an activity room, the lakeside Reed Bed Restaurant, The Nest gift shop and Coots, where you can get a quick snack or ice cream.

 

#WalkWithWynsors at Brockholes Nature Reserve field alongside the river ribble

 

On the day we went it was overcast with light showers intermittently but it didn’t spoil the walk at all. I have actually been to Brockholes numerous times as I used to visit weekly with my old job before I was pregnant. As long as you are dressed for the weather, Brockholes is a fab place to visit as you can vary your walks according to how you are feeling and how long you want to be there for.

 

#WalkWithWynsors at Brockholes Nature Reserve, wooden statue of a mole stood up in a blue jacket

 

Our walk was approximately a mile and a half which took us through some fields, along the River Ribble to the play area and back to the Visitor Village. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other families and having a walk. Lucas fell asleep during the walk and missed going on the park due to this. The park is great though, they have catered for all ages including a climbing forest, a miniature gravel quarry for scooping, digging and transporting fun, a bouncing flower, play hut, swings, balance blocks, chain path, see-saw and zip wire.

 

#WalkWithWynsors at Brockholes Nature Reserve. Families walking along the river ribble including myself

#WalkWithWynsors at Brockholes Nature Reserve

35 Comments

35 Comments on #WalkWithWynsors at Brockholes Nature Reserve

  1. This looks like a good walk, and lovely to meet other families for a chat, too. I do like that little mole figure – were there any others?

    Thanks for joining #daysoutwithatoddler πŸ™‚

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