Towneley Park has a range of varied habitats with grassland, mixed woodland, wetlands and three ponds, as well as the River Calder, which runs for over a mile through its centre.
The Deer Pond dates back to the early 1700's and in 1995 became Burnley's first Local Nature Reserve. It is an important site for damselflies and dragonflies.
You can download detailed information about Burnley Council's Nature Conservation Strategy for the Deer Pond and Towneley Park as a whole from the
Towneley Website downloads page
Deer Pond Local Nature Reserve, Towneley Park, Burnley -
photograph taken by Wildaboutburnley in October 2003.