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.
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 9 April
at 7 pm
Everyone welcome!


Award Winning Team!


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

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

                                                           Photo: Sarah Griffiths

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 News & Events
Partial Solar Eclipse over Blackley Forest

Photo: Sarah Griffiths
Manchester Garden Wildlife Survey

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

It will take about 10 minutes to complete, is very easy, and you only have to select relevant boxes to answer the questions. 

You can access the survey here:

Greater Manchester Local Record Centre Events

Small mammal trapping at Boggart Hole Clough: 18 - 20 March

For details click here to visit the GM LRC website.
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.

HEALTH WALK - April 2015
Due to there being no walk leaders available, there will not be an official led walk on 13 April, however several regular walkers have said that they will still be walking through the forest as usual if anyone wants to join them.
The next led walk will be on 11 May 2015.
Sorry for any inconvenience.