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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.
Why not give us a call soon on 01253
You can keep up to date with the Pond Trail on the
Facebook Page. We have volunteer days every Thursday from 10am
to 3pm - check the Facebook Page for the location.
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