Jacksons' Brickworks Local Nature Reserve

Jacksons' Brickworks Local Nature Reserve
Poolhouse Road,
Higher Poynton,
SK12 1TY

Grid reference: SJ945844
Phone: 01625 383700
Email: rangers@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Site Ranger: Peter Dowse

Map location

Jacksons' Brickworks

Opening Hours

The car park is open each day from 9am, and closes at 5pm during the winter and 6pm during British summer time. The reserve is accessible, on foot, at all times.


  • Walking
  • Birdwatching
  • General wildlife watching
  • Educational visits
  • Guided walks (see Ranger event pages)


  • Car park - Free for all users. Horse box spaces available.
  • Wheelchair accessible route onto the Middlewood Way (via two radar padlocked field gates)
  • Two path side benches
  • Information boards with suggested walking routes and recent wildlife sightings
  • Dog waste bin - Dogs are allowed on the site but must be kept on a lead

Summer 2019 Closures - National Grid Project

Due to refurbishment work by the National Grid, on their electricity transmission line that runs into Macclesfield, there will be significant disruption / closures of several sections of the Middlewood Way & Jacksons' Brickworks during June, July & August.

The car park and nature reserve will be closed between the 24 June and 30 August, 24 hours a day. The car park will be used to store materials and site security teams will be based there. There will be no access to The Middlewood Way from the car park during this closure, however the Middlewood Way will still be able to be accessed from Poolhouse Road directly. 


For the very latest info please visit the National Grid website.

About Jacksons' Brickworks Local Nature Reserve

Jacksons’ Brickworks in Higher Poynton is a special place, reclaimed by nature after its industrial interlude. It is now so valuable for wildlife that it has been designated a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). The 9½ hectare site is managed as a mosaic of different habitats including Wetland, Grassland, Semi-natural Woodland and scrub.

It is especially important for the great crested newt, a species protected under European law.

To find out more about the site, how it is managed and the latest site news please see the Jacksons' Brickworks activities and information page.