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This site has one of the largest strips of ancient woodland in the UK, a species rich hay meadow, large wetland areas and the River Ribble runs along the edge of the site.
This is one of the best sites in the country for birds, in particular breeding waders.
Birds you can see here include:
Great Cormorant, Eurasian Bittern, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Buzzard, Common Coot, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, Barn Owl, Common Kingfisher, Dunnock, Eurasian Wren, European Robin, Eurasian Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Eurasian Siskin
History and Use
The site is a worked out quarry.
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
M6 junct 31 go round roundabout to quarry entrance.
SatNav post code: PR5 0AG
Telephone: 01772 872000
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Brockholes Quarry. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 3 October 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Brockholes_Quarry
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