Local Nature Reserves (LNR)

Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are for both people and wildlife. 

They are areas of special local interest for their biodiversity, geology or landscape features and have been legally designated as Local Nature Reserves under the 1948 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act.

By making an area a Local Nature Reserve, we are sending a clear signal to the local community of Wigan's commitment to nature conservation and protection.

Local Nature Reserves in Wigan

There are seven Local Nature Reserves in Wigan, so why not take a walk to your 'local' and discover a range of opportunities to explore and have fun.

Community opportunities

We know that every day contact with the natural environment enhances people's wellbeing and quality of life. Providing local nature reserves helps to engage people with nature, increasing their awareness of native wildlife habitats and offering an ideal place to learn about and enjoy the countryside.

Because of this, Wigan Council are offering the local community a range of opportunities to get involved in the future management of Local Nature Reserves, including joining in with local meetings, volunteering for practical work or contributing towards local heritage research.

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