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Blackley Forest

The Friends Group

The 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.


Award Winning Team!


Monthly Meetings
Everyone is welcome to join us at our Friends meetings, which are held at 7pm on the second Thursday in the month at:

 Glenbrook Hall
Glenbrook Road, Manchester M9 0PQ
 (The entrance to Glenbrook Road is opposite the Victoria Avenue entrance to the forest)

Next date: 
Thursday 21 August at 7 pm
Everyone welcome!

Want to Join Us?
Call Dot on 0161 795 0900


Friends of Blackley Forest

Welcome to our local nature reserve in Blackley, North Manchester

                                                               Photo: Dot Keller

Blackley Forest 
is situated in Higher Blackley, bordered to the east by Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium, the west by the River Irk, the north by Victoria Avenue and the South by Blackley New Road.

Click here for maps and location

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 News & Events

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Big Butterfly Count
 19th July to 10th August

  Spend 15 mins in the forest or your garden watching for butterflies and record your results here:


 is on Monday 11 August at 2 pm.  Meet at the Victoria Avenue entrance.

We also have special VOLUNTEERING days - everyone welcome to come and help!
                                                          Photo: Sarah Griffiths
Keep Fit in the Forest!

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