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The local nature reserve at Fishwick was officially opened in October 2007.
The site is a crescent shape and covers an area of approximately 24 hectares on and adjacent to Common Bank which is a natural escarpment overlooking the flood plain of the River Ribble.
Wildlife management of the site will involve woodland management, protection of veteran trees, scrub removal and removal of invasive species like Japanese Knotwood. Where necessary new planting will be introduced to enhance habitats and encourage biodiversity.
New interpretation signs were installed in 2011.
Located at the southern gateway to Preston and adjacent to the A6 London Road. It is easily accessible by car, bicycle or foot and is connected to River Ribble cycle route 6 (Penwortham to Lower Brockholes)
The post code for the site PR2 5AN and the Grid Reference for the main entrance is SD554293. The area is included on two ordnance survey maps; Explorer 286 and Pathfinder 679.
A number of Preston bus services stop approximately 100 meters from the site;
The north bound buses stop at London Rd/Frenchwood stop and the south bound at London Rd/Ashleigh St.
Buses to the nature reserve
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