Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has been working in partnership with Flintshire County Council to enhance the habitats of four key nature reserves within the town of Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales.

Comprised of a series of ponds, woodland walks and green corridors, Globe Way Nature Reserve was created for mitigation for the growing development of the adjacent industrial estate and forms part of the five mile Buckley heritage trail. Potteries, Brickworks and collieries: these three industries powered the engine of the town’s prosperity and fashioned the Buckley landscape. When these industries came to an end they left a network of pathways and waterbodies which now are utilised by both wildlife and people. The resulting reserves located within Buckley, are now protected by law, as scientific designated areas for the protection of the great crested newt and wider amphibian assemblage.

 In addition to ARC’s habitat management over six years which includes a variety of annual works from meadow cuts to pond management. Funding support has also been able to provide vital monies for bespoke information boards, a seating area, gates, fencing, bat and bird boxes and tools and equipment for our local volunteers to undertake tasks on site.  

With thanks to our funders: HLF, Buildling Wildlife, Wales and West, Natural Resources Wales and The Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) Communities Scheme.

Planting the orchard  New pond freshly filled