Blackley Forest

Blackley Forest

Nature Reserves

Blackley Forest Nature Reserve is a hidden gem located in the heart of North Manchester. This tranquil oasis is a haven for wildlife and a great spot for outdoor activities. With its lush green meadows, ancient woodland, and crystal-clear streams, Blackley Forest is a must-visit for nature lovers.

The reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including badgers, foxes, and deer. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the variety of species that can be spotted here, including woodpeckers, owls, and warblers. There are also plenty of opportunities to spot butterflies, dragonflies, and other insects.

The reserve is also a great spot for outdoor activities. There are several walking trails, including a circular route that takes in the best of the reserve. There are also plenty of picnic spots and benches to relax and take in the views. For those looking for a more adventurous experience, there are mountain biking trails and orienteering courses.

Blackley Forest is also a great spot for families. There are plenty of activities for children, including a play area, a pond dipping area, and a nature trail. There are also regular events and activities, such as guided walks and nature talks.

Blackley Forest is a great spot for a day out. Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk in the woods, a spot of birdwatching, or an adventure on the mountain bike trails, there's something for everyone. So why not take a trip to Blackley Forest and explore this hidden gem for yourself?


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