VOLUNTEERS from across East Lancashire are needed to help complete a stone circle overlooking a wildlife park.

Five large stones have already been placed at Brockholes Nature Reserve, near Samlesbury.

A dozen volunteers moved two of the stones up the hill to the viewpoint, looking over the reserve and the River Ribble, dug holes and secured them in place. One of the stones, the Pendle Stone, had been transported from the Nick of Pendle by Lancashire County Council. Visitors can now look at the stone from the centre of the circle and see Pendle in the distance.

John Lamb, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s senior conservation officer, said: “We are looking to have 13 stones in place by the Winter Solstice on December 21.

“We will be moving more stones on November 2 and December 21, but we really need groups of volunteers to help us on other days.”

Alan Wright, who also works for the trust, added: “It is hard work, but the more people we get involved the easier it is. It is also a great sense of achievement when you get the stones upright and in the ground.”

Anyone who can help should call 01772 324129 .