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Island Lodge, Bury

Island Lodge, Bury


If anyone would like to know more about the wider Kirklees Valley area, then we really recommend that you take a look at this fantastic short film: The Kirklees Trail 5+ Miles Circular Walk from Greenmount to Bury and Tottington

It serves as both a great introduction to the area, and also a reminder of just how much there is to see for regular users too 🙂

Have a watch, and then walk the route – you won’t be disappointed!

The Kirklees Trail Film Pic


We’re delighted to be working alongside the Greenmount Village Community, Tottington and District Civic Society, Bury and District Angling Society, Tottington Litter Pickers and Bury Council on a project to improve the Island Lodge area in the Kirklees Valley nature reserve. The aim of the project, which has been funded by the council and an independent funder, is to improve the area for local visitors and also to help establish the lodge area as a haven for wildlife.

Planned ‘phase 1’ works (which will take place over several years) include improving access to the lodge by upgrading and repairing pathways around the site, and woodland management works including tree thinning and shrub clearance to improve sight lines and open-up the paths for visitors. Additional seating, bins, signage, and interpretation boards displaying historical and wildlife information will also be installed.

Some of the woodland management work will take place during this winter season so as not to disturb the birds and bats too much. We are taking advice from the Borough Council Wildlife Officer, Environment Agency and ecologists.

Larger engineering works to the lodge wall itself will follow in 2024 / 25.

We can’t wait to get started on this fantastic project. We’ll keep you updated here – so do check back regularly for more news and information.

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