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The Pond Trail is a three year project that’s helping to
involve local people with our historic but little-known network of
ponds and wetlands.
Stretching from Kincraig Lake (Bispham Marsh) in the north to
the reedbed off Holyoake Avenue in the south this green corridor
includes twenty-three ponds.
Some of the ponds have great crested newts, others feature
flowering dykes and reed beds. Many are regionally important too,
classed as Biological Heritage Sites.
Everyone’s welcome to enjoy using the Pond Trail, whether it’s
for exercise, cycling or a quiet stroll to watch the wildlife.
There’s plenty of it to see!
We’d like to welcome everyone who wants to see more, find out
what’s going on ... and maybe lend a hand too. The project is
opening up access to nature by tackling issues such as invasive
non-native plants, blocked footpaths, vandalism and litter. Our
staff and volunteers are making sure that the local ponds and
wetlands are properly surveyed and have management plans, helping
raise the profile of this unique urban oasis.
We're one of 30 flagship Groundwork projects that form part of
Groundwork, a campaign to celebrate thirty years of
Why not give us a call soon on 01253
You can keep up to date with the Pond Trail on the
Tuesday 30th October ,10-11.30am at the Community Orchard
(Runcorn Road, Bispham) we will be celebrating national 'Apple
Day'. Activities for children all relating to the humble
Saturday 24th November 1-3pm Tree Planting will take place - Meet
at Moor Park Ave Car Park.
Sunday 25th November 10am - 3pm Pond Management Day. Everyone
welcome to help with the management work at Linden Pond, park at
Moor Park Car Park and follow the signs to the pond.
Saturday 1st December 10am - 12 noon 'Christmas Fun at the Orchard'
(Runcorn Road, Bispham) Children's activity
The Pond Trail project is delivered as a partnership between
BEAT Naturewatch, Blackpool Council and Groundwork. The Pond Trail
is supported by Natural England as part of its £25million 'Access
to Nature' programme (which is funded through the Big Lottery
Fund's Changing Spaces programme) & United Futures.
Want to roll up your sleeves and help us create the Pond Trail? We're always looking for new volunteers. Read more
Learn new skills and have fun with the youth rangers Read more
...about your sightings of wildlife. And please send us your photos! Read more