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Ballachrink (closed)

A closed reserve featuring two lakes, three open meadows and a mixed broadleaved wood, the reserve forms part of the 25 hectare Renscault and Ballachrink Bird Sanctuary.

Location

West Baldwin Road
A static map of Ballachrink (closed)

Know before you go

Size
11 hectares

Access

No access to this closed site

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Closed to the public

Best time to visit

Closed

About the reserve

The site contains two lakes and two overflow ponds which were created by the previous owners to provide nesting habitat and flight ponds for winter migrating wildfowl. They are surrounded by a mix of largely plant broadleaved and coniferous trees and many planted shrubs. The site also includes three open meadows on the west side which are sheep grazed.

Management: At the time of acquisition parts of the site had not been managed for several years. Extensive work has been undertaken to reduce the number of non-native species and this work is ongoing.

Contact us

Tricia Sayle, Reserves Officer
Contact number: 01624 844432
Contact email: tricia@manxwt.org.uk