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Longton Brickcroft Nature Ramble

Type:Walking Route

Longton, Lancashire

Tel: 01772 611497

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Longton Brickcroft Nature Ramble

A site of local conservation importance, managed as a wetland nature reserve with facilities for fishing, picnicking, informal recreation, nature appreciation and visitor interpretation.

The reserve is comprised of three large ponds, with a number of smaller dipping ponds around the site. The ponds were formed by the excavations when the site was brickworks. The site's principle worth is as an amenity for local people since there are few sites in the area with public access, and in its wildlife interest. There are no regionally rare species of plants or animals as far as is known, but there are areas of species-rich grasslands, and the whole site acts as an "oasis" in the middle of housing and of intensively cultivated land. There are few remaining areas of such diverse habitats in this region and the swamp habitat is especially valuable.

The ramble starts at the reserve's car park, and takes you on a journey around the local scenery, where you can indulge in countryside with priceless natural beauty.

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Reserve and car park open permanently (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Visitor Centre and Toilets May - Sept (1 May 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Thursday - Sunday12:30 - 16:00
Visitor Centre and Toilets Oct-Apr (1 Oct 2024 - 30 Apr 2025)
Wednesday - Sunday12:30 - 16:00


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