Activities and information about Brereton Heath local nature reserve

Brereton Heath car park charges

Brereton Heath operates a Pay and Display car parking system for all visitors. Please ensure that you have the correct change for the ticket machine as the machine does not give change. The current charges are detailed below.

Brereton Heath Car Park Charges
Car Parking Ticket TypeCharges
Annual parking permit for Brereton Heath only £42.00
Annual permit for approved clubs £23.00
Casual tickets under 1 hour £0.80
Casual visit 1 to 3 hours £2.00
Casual visit 3 hours to 10 hours £2.60
Blue badge holders No Charge
An annual permit which allows the holder to park a vehicle in this car park and at the car parks at both Nelson Pit Visitor Centre and Tegg’s Nose Country Park    £55.00

Pay by phone available (RingGo code 5750)

RingGo allows you to pay for your parking without having to visit a parking meter - you just need a mobile phone and a payment card.

To apply for an annual Brereton Heath only parking permit

Download, complete and return the Brereton Heath Annual Parking Permit Ticket Application Form (PDF, 80KB).

Read the Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Parking Terms and Conditions (PDF, 84KB) prior to applying for an annual parking permit. Existing permit holders need to complete and return the above form if they wish to renew their permit.

To apply for an annual multi site permit

This allows the holder to park a vehicle at Brereton Heath car park and at the car parks at Nelson Pit Visitor Centre and Tegg’s Nose Country park

Apply for an annual permit by downloading, completing and returning the NPVC , TNCP and BHLNR Application Form (April 2017) (PDF, 132KB)

Read the NPVC , TNCP and BHLNR Terms and Conditions (April 2017) (PDF, 132KB) prior to applying for this annual permit.

Existing permit holders also need to complete and return the above form if they wish to renew their permit.

Individual annual permits are available for Tegg’s Nose Country Park and Brereton Heath Local Nature reserve car parks.

Orienteering at Brereton Heath

A new and improved permanent orienteering course has been created.

Maps cost £1 each and are available via post, or the park office (please note that the office is not permanently staffed).

Canoeing at Brereton Heath

Annual canoe permits are available for groups only, costing £10 per year, per canoe. Canoe permits can be applied for by completing the Canoe Permit application form (MS Word, 27KB).

The Macclesfield Canoe Club utilise the lake for training. For more information please visit the Macclesfield Canoe Club web site.

Read the General Conditions for lake use at Brereton Heath LNR prior to use, General Conditions (PDF, 198KB).

Angling at Brereton Heath

Angling day tickets are available from Wheelock Angling Society, cost £5.00 per rod. Pay at the bank-side. Please see notice-boards for details of where to fish.

There is currently no closed season for fishing at Brereton.

The Dane Coppice Crafts Group at Brereton Heath

A willow basket making group, The Dane Coppice Crafts Group, is based at the park. They meet on the last Saturday of each month in the visitor centre. Occasional beginners courses are offered.

For further details visit the Dane Coppice Crafts Group website or contact Aileen Thompson by phone on 01270 760810. The group has also been active in attracting visiting artists to Brereton to create outdoor environmental sculptures. These are not only interesting to look at, but also great fun for children!

Educational visits to Brereton Heath

Organised educational visits to the reserve can be made by appointment.