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 8th September
at 7 pm

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

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

Want to Join Us?
Call Dot on 0161 795 0900

Award Winning Team!


Friends of Blackley Forest

Blackley Forest Fun Day

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

                                             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.

Our next walk through the forest is on Monday 8th August - meet at 2 pm at the Victoria Avenue entrance to the forest.
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!
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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