Sefton Meadows

Picnic area off Netherton Lane
Most paths are level, but whilst some are well surfaced, others are not.

Forestry Commission: 01606 882 167

Sefton Meadows near Maghull is a growing forest park that includes three main areas: Jubilee Woods, Roughlys Wood and Brooms Cross.

Jubilee Woods is a 51 hectare former landfill site that was transformed into woodland to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee back in 2002. It has an owl theme – chosen by local young people – with a path running around the site in the shape of a barn owl and a magnificent garn owl sculpture hidden in the trees.

Barn owls have long nested around the site – you might see them hunting at dusk. It's a mix of confiferous and deciduous woodland, featuring Scots pine, Corsican pine, larch, ash, rowan, willow, birch, hawthorn, guelder rose and dog rose.

Roughleys Wood is great for bird watchers who visit to see short eared owls and the birds that visit the neighbouring wetlands of the Lunt Meadows nature reserve.

Walking routes

The Maghull Trail and the long distance Trans Pennine Trail run through Jubilee Woods. Try walking the Trans Pennine Trail from Maghull station to Old Roan station – begin at point 19 and end at point 25 on our walk description.

Download PDF showing footpaths around Jubilee Woods and Roughlys Wood.

​Trees in Roughley's Wood and Jubilee Wood are available to be dedicated as part of Community Forest Trust's Dedicate a Tree scheme.

Photo © Mike Pennington