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Join a community group

Whether you've got a little time or a lot, taking part in a community group to care for local woodlands is a great way to meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and learn new skills.

The Mersey Forest supports a number of 'Friends of the woodlands' groups across Merseyside and North Cheshire, based in the following areas:




  • Littlewoods of Stockbridge Association



  • Sefton Wood Allotments Group



  • Warrington - Friends of Gorse Covert Mounds



What do the groups do?

While each group differs, the types of activities they get involved in include practical task days to care for their woodlands, organising events in the woodland (from teddy bears' picnics to plays and concerts) and learning new skills, for example through bird identification courses or wildlife photography workshops.

Find out more

To find out more about when the groups meet, how to attend their next meeting or event, or what else might be available in other parts of The Mersey Forest area, contact our Community Development Officer, Jo Sayers on 01925 816217 or at


Taster of activities

To give you an idea of the groups' activities, here is a taster of what the Friends of Anderton and Marbury have been up to recently, streamed direct from their blog (click any story to read more):


Learning green skills

You might also be interested in our green skills page - complete with free downloadable 'how to' guides on tree planting, pond management and more.



Want to try your local group? Contact us


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