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. StressedMum
    October 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like a great day, I have not tried these wellies before, but will need a new pair soon as mine are starting to get old x

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  2. LaaLaa
    October 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Things like this remind me last time I had wellies I was a child and I always want a pair lol. Looks like a good walk, fresh area and great scenery x

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  3. Tamsin | Eco Fluffy Mama
    October 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like a lovely place to visit. We are huge Hunters wellies fans here.

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    • Jenni
      October 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

      It is lovely, you should give Bogs wellies a try next time x

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  4. Rhian Westbury
    October 26, 2016 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow looks like such lovely views, sounds like you had a great day x

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  5. Anosa
    October 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the idea of a floating village and those wellies are just too cute I am loving them

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  6. Jodie
    October 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like a fab day! What a lovely walk πŸ™‚ the pictures make it look so pretty!

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  7. Liz Mays
    October 26, 2016 at 10:47 pm (2 years ago)

    This does sound like a lovely place for a walk. The visitor village sounds so cool and it’s nice that there are a few different trails people can try.

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  8. Jemma
    October 27, 2016 at 8:19 am (2 years ago)

    This would be a lovely family day out with a picnic.

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  9. Hannah
    October 27, 2016 at 9:52 am (2 years ago)

    I would love to have a day out here now x

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  10. Claire
    October 27, 2016 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    It looks like a gorgeous place to spend a day. Amazing photos!

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  11. Claire
    October 27, 2016 at 12:12 pm (2 years ago)

    What a gorgeous day out – love getting out in the dryer weather!

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  12. Stephanie Merry
    October 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like a great day! I’ve not tried these wellies before but I do need some new ones so may have to try them – thanks for sharing x

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  13. Sarahjane Wood
    October 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks really fun! I love nature walks! Especially in Autumn time as I love the small and crunch of fallen leaves

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  14. Elizabeth
    October 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like you had a great (but wet?) day out! I do love walking adventures like this and I bet my kids would LOVE this place.

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  15. Anna nuttall
    October 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful day out – My niece would love this as she such an outdoor girl. xx

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  16. Kathryn Watson
    October 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm (2 years ago)

    What a lovely idea for a blogger event and what a beautiful place xx

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  17. Baby Isabella
    October 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

    The wellies looks super cool and its great that you went on a long walk with other bloggers πŸ™‚

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  18. Melissa Major
    October 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like a lovely place! I am a fan for going on long walks

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  19. WhatLauraLoves
    October 28, 2016 at 1:48 am (2 years ago)

    Wow this looks like a great place to visit. The floating visitor village is brilliant! Looks so peaceful xxx

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  20. Nikki
    October 28, 2016 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    What a lovely place to go for a walk and how cool are those wellies! Great idea to have the handles on them!

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  21. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    October 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks so fun! I would really love to do something like this πŸ™‚

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  22. Lilinha
    October 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a fantastic day, so peaceful and relaxing! πŸ™‚

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  23. Sam
    October 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like an incredible place to visit with the family, a lovely day!

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  24. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    October 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks fantastic, I love to go walking in the country side it’s so pretty so this is just my thing πŸ˜‰

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  25. Annie B
    October 30, 2016 at 8:36 am (2 years ago)

    Sometimes you so need a trip like this! Fresh air and greenery is always a good one. Looks like you had a nice time

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  26. fashion-mommy
    October 31, 2016 at 12:13 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks an absolutely beautiful place to take a walk. It has been a beautiful Autumn for walks.

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  27. Mel
    November 1, 2016 at 9:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like a nice walk. I love a new pair of wellies from time to time. I always buy sheepskin insoles to keep them nice and warm πŸ™‚

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  28. babyfoote
    December 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    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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  29. Its Adam Again - Dad Days Out
    December 8, 2016 at 10:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the floating visitor centre. It looks wonderful. I wish it had been around when I was younger, its great to get so close to the local wildlife. #daysoutwithatoddler

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  30. Something About Baby
    December 9, 2016 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

    This looks like such a lovely day out. We often visit our local nature reserve and it’s always an enjoyable walk – this has reminded me I need some new wellies though! #daysoutwithatoddler

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  31. EssexKate
    December 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

    That first photograph is stunning.
    Sounds like an interesting place to go #daysoutwithatoddler

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