Chesham Woods Local Nature Reserve

Chesham local nature reserve (LNR) was officially declared as Bury's second LNR in December 2000.

Chesham LNR is supported by the Friends of Chesham Nature Reserve and the Chesham Fold Tenants and Residents Association. Regular meetings are held to discuss the development of the LNR and to organise practical management task days.

Environmental education is another important part of the LNR Project. Local schools have used Chesham Woods as a focus for environmental education and have visited the site to plant new hedgerows, pond dip and take part in environmental art and other educational activities.

Chesham LNR is comprised of a group of six woodlands and grazing meadows on the edge of Bury. Three of these are the semi-ornamental grounds of demolished large houses. Bury Council has managed this area with the local community as urban green space and more recently as an LNR.

Countryside management

To request a repair or report damage to the countryside, contact customer services on 0161 253 5353.

More information

For more information about Local Nature Reserves, contact the Local Nature Reserve Officer in the Strategic Planning and Economic Development team.