Quingo Scooters Accessible Attractions: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston

Quingo Scooters always encourages users to get outdoors to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough. Over our series of blog posts, we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter. Today we’re exploring the great outdoors at a new kind of nature reserve.


Brockholes Nature Reserve

Located just off junction 31 of the M6 near Preston, Brockholes Nature Reserve is described as an ‘unreserved reserve’. Owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, the reserve has hosted over 500,000 visitors since its opening.

An extraordinary place, the Trust has used its expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife at the Reserve. There are over 250 acres to explore, with a vast network of trails and hides. If you’ve been looking for a perfect day out where you can take the camera along to capture something magnificent, this is it! And if you fancy entering the monthly photo competition, you could win coffee and cake for two people in the Lakeside Restaurant, as well as a Brockholes day pass.

At the reserve you’ll find views that overlook the River Ribble, as well as all of the woods and lakes on site that have been specifically designed to attract all kinds of wildlife. The reserve also changes throughout the seasons too, so if you enjoy it make sure you come back at a different time of year!

Something you can’t miss at the Reserve is the spectacular floating Visitor Village – the first of its kind on the UK.  The Visitor Village is host to a café, shops, the information centre and accessible toilets. There’s also an activity room where there are plenty of different events taking place throughout the year.



Brockholes nature reserve is fully accessible, with a network of accessible trails and hides, disabled facilities and car parking spaces. There is a vehicle access gate next to all kissing gates on the surfaced paths – mobility scooter users can obtain a key to use these gates at the Welcome Centre.

The pathways around the nature reserve are mostly gravel, and are easily navigated by mobility scooters. In the village itself, there is level access throughout and the doorways to all entrances are larger than average. The main doors to get into the restaurant and accessible toilets are also automatic.

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If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

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