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Skies and Pies with the Starsmith

Type:Outdoor Display

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG

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Skies and Pies with the Starsmith

Join an exciting talk by local Astro photographer, Lee Hunt, where he will take you on a virtual journey through the night skies of Lancashire, from our planetary neighbours to distant galaxies.

Find out what can be seen with the naked eye, basic equipment and more advanced photography of the wonders of our night sky.  The talk will be split into two halves, with a pie and peas supper served during the break. If the sky is clear, there will be an opportunity to view some of the wonders with Starsmith telescopes.

Under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.  Capacity for this event is limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The event will take place in the Meadow Lake Suite.  Parking is included as part of the ticket price.

 

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Opening Times

Season (17 Oct 2024)
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Thursday19:00 - 21:00
Season (21 Nov 2024)
DayTimes
Thursday19:00 - 21:00
Season (19 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Thursday19:00 - 21:00
Season (16 Jan 2025)
DayTimes
Thursday19:00 - 21:00
Season (20 Mar 2025)
DayTimes
Thursday19:00 - 20:00

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£25.00 per ticket

Ticket price includes parking.

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

From Preston: At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 go straight over under the motorway signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the first exit signed 'Brockholes Nature Reserve' heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance. From M6 north bound: As you come off the motorway get in the middle lane.  At the roundabout turn right, signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the first exit signed 'Brockholes Nature Reserve' heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance. From Samlesbury and south-bound off the M6:  At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 you need to go all the way round the double roundabout as if you where going to head back along the A59 towards Samlesbury.  As you come around the roundabout past the Tickle Trout service station stay in the left hand lane.  Just before the traffic lights, take the first exit signed 'Brockholes Nature Reserve' heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road).  Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance. From M6 southbound: As you come off the motorway turn right at the roundabout towards Preston.  Stay in the right hand lane and continue around the roundabout, As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout service station stay in the left hand lane.  Just before the traffic lights, take the first exit signed 'Brockholes Nature Reserve' heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Bus: Take the No. 59 bus from Preston Bus station.  Alight the bus at the Tickled Trout Hotel.  From the bus stop walk towards the bridge where traffic is easier to see, cross over and turn left to the end of the bridge.  There is a farm road to the right, follow this short road to a metal gate, passing a sign for Brockholes Wood.  Cross over the style at the side of the gate.  Follow the metal fence on your right to the next gate and at the left side of the gate there is a gap onto a rough roadway.  Remain on this roadway to the end the boundary is marked by another metal gate.  To the right of the gate there is a style marked Ribblesway, go over the style and turn left and you will see the next style to cross. Keep to the right and follow the wooden fence under the motorway bridges, and as the road bends you will see the entrance to Brockholes.  This walk is not suitable for pushchairs or anyone that cannot climb a style.  During the walk there is a possibility of seeing several species of birds and insects due to the close proximity of the river and the woods. By train: The nearest railway station to Brockholes is Preston.

Facilities

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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