Conservation at Chadkirk Estate

Chadkirk Country Estate is a haven for wildlife, helped by sympathetic and environmentally friendly ways of maintaining the various habitats

The meadows, pastures, woodland fringes and the gardens all provide valuable food and shelter to a wide variety of species. These include birds, invertebrates and small mammals.

Kirk Wood and Little Wood are both Sites of Biological Importance (SBI). The entire estate has been designated as an Local Nature Reserve (LNR).

What is an LNR?

In urban areas, access to the peace and beauty of natural surroundings is essential to well-being and quality of life. In Stockport, LNR's provide opportunities to see, enjoy and learn about wild plants, animals and natural features.

At the same time they can protect the most important places locally for wildlife and natural features. They can also increase people’s awareness of the importance of nature. They also help to forge partnerships between local people, wildlife organisations and local authorities.

LNR's are a nationally recognised, statutory designation, established under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.