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!
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.
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.
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.
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.