UK Urban Ecology Forum

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Bradlaugh Fields Local Nature Reserve


Bradlaugh Fields was given the UK-MAB Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence in 1997.


Bradlaugh Fields Local Nature Reserve

The 60 hectare Bradlaugh Fields Local Nature Reserve was developed from an old golf course and opened in 1998 to meet local recreational and conservation needs. The site is owned by Northampton Borough Council, and was developed and is managed in partnership with the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, the Friends of Bradlaugh Fields and Bradlaugh Barn Association, who together developed a site rich in flora rare in Europe and with one third of the British butterfly species found there.

Activities at the site are a Park Watch scheme with junior section, school projects, creepy crawly club, health walk and green gyms, local community events, after-school clubs and a cafe.


Friends of Bradlaugh and Bradlaugh Barn Association please contact:

Emma Connolly,
BTCV Northampton,
c/o Moulton College Moulton,
NN3 7RR.

Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust,
Lings House,
Billing Lings,
NN3 8BE.

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