North Blackpool Pond Trail aims to protect the wildlife of a green corridor in North Blackpool, and to make the area accessible by all.
It brings together a network of 21 ponds, a lake, a reedbed, flowering dyke, community orchard, woodlands and meadow grasslands.
The aim is to encourage local people to get involved and to spend more time in the natural environment.
The conservation work has been achieved by the work of Blackpool Conservation Team (a partnership between Groundwork and Blackpool Council), which includes members of the Friends Group.
The Pond Trail started life as a Natural England project part of their ‘Access to Nature’ programme. Now they are the Friends of North Blackpool Pond Trail and continue to deliver wildlife events and activities.
This team maintains and manages the ponds and woodlands and anyone is welcome to join them. Special skills aren’t necessary and training is available – it’s a chance to do something worthwhile and make new friends.
The Friends group is always pleased to welcome new members.
Find out More
Visit their Facebook page for details of events and projects.
If you would like to volunteer, contact email@example.com
Photos from North Blackpool Pond Trail
Volunteers clearing one of the ponds, firstly of willow branches that had become invasive around the pond edges, and then the typha or reedmace (what everyone calls bullrush) which spreads over all the water.
Wild flowers are abundant on the Pond Trail, this one is known as fox-and-cubs. It’s grown from seed and volunteers have sown several native wild flower meadows.
Children enjoy events organised throughout the year. It’s a great chance to get up close to all kinds of wildlife and wriggly things!
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2 thoughts on “North Blackpool Pond Trail”
this was an amazing place it was lovely to see how the community was helping out it is a lovely destination everybody was so nice to me this is a 5 stars really recommend