Blackley Forest

The Friends Group

The award winning Friends of Blackley Forest help to look after the forest and organize events and activities.

Manchester City Council is responsible for the overall management of the forest.

 
Monthly Meetings
Our Friends meetings are held at 7 pm on the second Thursday in the month. 

If you'd like to attend please call Dot on 0161 795 9000 to find out where the meeting is to be held.

Our next meeting is:

Thursday 11th August
at 7 pm

(Please note the meeting will be held at Dot's house - please call 0161 795 0900)
 
Everyone welcome!


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We also have special VOLUNTEERING days - everyone welcome to come and help!
 

Want to Join Us?
Call Dot on 0161 795 0900
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Award Winning Team!






   


                                                    
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The 
Friends of Blackley Forest
                                                                                 
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Blackley Forest Fun Day
2016

What a scorcher! And what a great turn out. Many thanks to everyone who helped on the day. Click here to see more photos!
                                         
                                     Photo: Sarah Griffiths


Welcome to our local nature reserve in Bl
ackley, North Manchester
      
              
Blackley Forest is situated in Higher Blackley, bordered by Blackley Cemetery,  the River Irk, Victoria Avenue and Blackley New Road.

Click here for 
maps and location
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                                             Photo: Sarah Griffiths

Click here for more images of the forest through the seasons

River Irk Restoration Project

Salford Friendly Anglers Society is working on a project to restore the River Irk.
Details on their website here.



 News & Events


Keep Fit in the Forest!

Download our information sheet to help you to prepare for working in the forest or gardening in your own back yard.

HEALTH WALKS
Our next walk through the forest is on Monday 8th August - meet at 2 pm at the Victoria Avenue entrance to the forest.
PLEASE NOTE:  due to personal circumstances, none of our three walk leaders are available to lead the August walk.  Everyone is still welcome to meet and walk in the forest, however this will not be an "official" walk.  Refreshments will be available as usual in Glenbrook Chapel Hall.

Everyone welcome.  Please wear suitable shoes/boots - it can be muddy in the forest.
See diary for more dates!
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Manchester Garden Wildlife Survey

Please can you help with a survey about gardens and wildlife?  This is part of a project for Manchester University and Manchester City Council.

It takes just 10 minutes and is very easy to do. Click here


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