Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Kew Woods offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Kew Woods, Southport
Sat Nav Postcode: PR8 5EW
By Car

Parking is available at Doddies Garden centre car park where a timber bridge leads to Kew woods.

OS Grid Ref
SD34461540

53.631005, -2.99257

Parking and prices

Parking is available at Dobbies Garden Centre. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Cafe

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4340

Discover great views at this young woodland

Located near Southport, Kew Woods is the perfect place to visit if you fancy a forest run or leisurely stroll.

Southport Birders have also discovered that Kew Woods is an ideal birding site, so don't forget your binoculars! 

At a glance

Great for bird watching
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Cafe nearby
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Things to do

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant forest surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part. From those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everyone is welcome.

Register online with parkrun to find out more about the course and get your barcode. 

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and sweaty gyms with a run in the forest. 

Kew Woods has a measured trail run to test your fitness.  

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of Lancashire's most beautiful landscapes.

Kew Woods has a range of open access paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Owl sculpture at Sefton Meadows

Located near Liverpool, Sefton Meadows offers the perfect opportunity to escape the city! The woodlands are made up of three sites, Jubilee Woods, Roughlys Wood and Brooms Cross. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the Barn Owl sculpture which can be seen at Jubilee Woods! The site is also often visited by Hunting barn owls and they are likely to be spotted around dusk. 

Grassland

Formerly made up of the iconic Mains Colliery and a dairy farm, Viridor Wood was also part of the ancient Coffin Trail.

The woodland is interspersed with open grassland, affording some fantastic views and playing host to a wide variety of wildlife and plants including Orchids.

The lovingly hand-crafted pieces of wooden artwork dotted around the site serve to help make the wood perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Footpath through trees at Sutton Manor

Sutton Manor is a 230 acre site located in St Helens next to the M62 on the former Sutton Manor Colliery. At its highest point it is over 200m above sea level.

In 2001 the former spoil heap was transformed into a community woodland and wildlife haven for the local community and visitors to enjoy. Over 2 million trees were planted!

Barn Owl

A number of paths link together areas of open grassland and young woodland across this hillside site.

The young trees provide incredible displays in autumn, and at dusk you may well see hunting barn owls.

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