North West England Countryside
Hand Picked & Reviewed
This is the place to locate countryside walks, parks, nature reserves, beaches etc. in North West England, that are accessible to wheelchair users, mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies.
New kids on the heath
We've welcomed some new additions to our conservation team with the birth of several Golden Guernsey goat kids at Freshfield Dune Heath Nature Reserve in Merseyside.
Excitement as breeding ospreys return to Foulshaw Moss
A pair of breeding ospreys has returned to our South Lakeland nature reserve, prompting hopes that osprey chicks will hatch here for the seventh year running
North West Wildlife Trusts receive major funding boost to help marine life
Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire Wildlife Trusts receive £300,000 to champion and protect important wildlife and habitats in the Irish Sea
Exciting new plans to reconnect Manchester with its urban wildlife
We've unveiled exciting new plans to help transform Manchester into a wildlife-rich city.
Welcome to in focus
The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire Manchester and North Merseyside are very excited to announce the arrival of binoculars and optics specialists, in focus, to Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston.
Natural Flood Defence to be created for Sandylands, Kendal
Volunteers have started work on a new natural flood defence project at Birds Park, to the east of Kendal, to help research the effectiveness of slowing the flow of floodwater from Stock Beck East down to the Sandylands estate in Kendal.
Grow a secret garden for butterflies!
This year’s Wild About Gardens campaign, run jointly by The Wildlife Trusts and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), is calling on gardeners to get growing to help the UK’s falling numbers of butterflies and moths.
Arson attack strikes Mere Sands Wood
One of Lancashire's most popular nature reserves has been hit by a cruel and pointless arson attack.
Eycott Hill celebrated at Uplands for Everyone conference
Over five years this special place has been put into natural recovery for everyone’s benefit.
Leading organisations seek future talent with the announcement of an expanded marine internship programme
Following the success of last year’s part-time, 12 week pilot programme funded by The Crown Estate, a new six month internship focused on the marine environment has been announced for the North West
Work starts on carbon capturing peat bog
Work has started on a pioneering project that aims to restore rare habitat and boost carbon capture in Lancashire.
Our Litter Critters are back and ready to help wildlife
Despite the beauty of the Fylde coast, its beaches still end up scattered with litter that's washed in from the sea or been tossed aside by careless visitors. However, we're turning this pollution into positivity.