The Mersey Forest team: 01925 816217
Over the last fifteen years, this area of south St Helens has been transformed from an unsightly collection of brownfield land surrounding a failing coal mine into a budding Forest Park. Already the sites, which straddle the M62, form a highly attractive gateway to Merseyside and a valuable natural resource for the local population. As the woodlands mature and the sites are developed the area could turn into a tourist destination, perhaps with an extreme sports focus. One of the sites, Sutton Manor, also became a national landmark when a giant sculpture was erected on its peak.
Click here to discover a route around the site.
The sites that make up the Forest Park are:
Griffin Wood is managed by a voluntary group. Click here to find out how to get involved.
Trees at Griffin Wood, Maypole, Sutton Manor and Wheatacre can be dedicated to loved ones through the Dedicate a Tree scheme. Click here for more information.