As the temperature has started to drop and autumn’s pretty colours now decorate the landscape, we decided it was the perfect time to encourage families to go outside and have some fun with the falling leaves.
We wrapped up warm, put on our Bogs wellies, and headed out to Brockholes nature reserve with nine bloggers and their families for this month’s Wynsors’ walk. The bloggers, who had travelled to the 250 acre site from all across the North of England, braved the morning rain with us to see what the nature reserve had to offer.
Brockholes is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, and is incredibly easy to get to by train or by bus, and has ample parking for those choosing to drive. As well as lakes, woods, trails, and an adventure playground, the reserve has some stunning views overlooking the River Ribble.
Terry, who is a long-time volunteer at Brockholes, kindly led the walk for us. We started at the River Trail and then continued along the river itself, as he shared his expert knowledge about the reserve’s history and wildlife along the way.
Highlights of the day included spotting a stork hunting fish for its breakfast, some friendly ducks swimming along the river, a couple of brightly coloured robins singing away, and a glorious hot lunch at the floating café on the reserve.
Once we’d warmed ourselves up and enjoyed a delicious lunch, we said our goodbyes to the families and gave them some goodie bags for their next walking adventure. If you’d like to try out this walk, you can plan your day at Brockholes here.
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