Friends of Ousel Nest

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We are a group of locals working with conservation groups to restore Ousel Nest Quarry to a species-rich wildflower meadow. Everyone welcome to help!

Here is what Woodland Trust say about Ousel Nest Quarry and surrounding areas:

"The visitor to this enclosed former quarry and its surrounding woodland is greeted by a waterfall cascading over the vertical rock face into the pools below. An attractive pond can be found by following the walkway Northwards along the lower edge of the site, where long distance views open up across Jumbles reservoir towards Holcombe.In the other direction it is possible to venture further afield to join Grange Road and on to Ousel Nest Meadows to more fully explore this very attractive area."

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by Friends of Ousel Nest | Thursday 21 January 2021 | 0 Comments
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When Sam Kitchen (founding member of Friends of Ousel Nest) got a call from her mum to say "something really needs to be done about these steps!", she knew it was time to act. Julie Kitchen, along with many other local residents and users of Ousel Nest was struggling with the entrance to the meadow.

Just off the path leading from Hillside Avenue, a kissing gate leads to a pretty wooded path, and down through the trees you get a tantalising glimpse of a sun-kissed glade. But betwee More.....

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by Friends of Ousel Nest | Tuesday 29 October 2019 | 0 Comments
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Below is a link to a very interesting article on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website written by David Barnes

It is a transcript of an interview of Sammy Kitchen from Ousel Nest LNR, conducted by David Barnes and Stephen Cartwright, about this special nature reserve in the heart of Bolton.

Breathing life back into Ousel Nest

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by Friends of Ousel Nest | Tuesday 19 June 2018 | 0 Comments
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Here is a short film of a work party at Ousel Nest Quarry where Bolton Conservation Volunteers went along to help out the Friends of Ousel Nest

We would love it if you feel inspired enough to come along and visit the site

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