On July 10th a group of 9 of us visited Brockholes ( Lancashire, Manchester and N. Merseyside Nature Reserve) where we were given a guided tour by one of the very knowledgeable conservation volunteers. It was an idyllic summer evening. We had good sightings of hares but otherwise probably a little hot for wildlife.
The reserve was created from farm land and gravel pits so has a range of habitats and is much bigger than the Fairfield reserve. It is a lovely place to visit – interesting for us to see what they are achieving ( just a couple of years ahead of us), with a range of activities for children and adults. And traffic permitting less than half an hour down the motorway to junction 31.