Sefton Meadows

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Visitor information

Made up of Jubilee Woods, Roughlys Wood and Brooms Cross, Sefton Meadows is the perfect place for a woodland adventure!

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. 

Roughlys Wood is an excellent place to see Short eared Owls hunting in the day time. This woodland is very popular with bird watchers as it borders Lunt Meadows nature reserve .  

The Trans Pennine Trail also runs through the forest park, so stop off for a look around if you're on a long expedition. 

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Owl sculpture 
  • Picnic area

Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore unique and beautiful landscapes.

Sefton Meadows has a multi-surface Barn Owl shaped path. 

Nearby forests

Kew Woods

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! 

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!


Popular with walkers, cyclists and wildlife watchers, there is a network of over 5km of trails around the woodland, and visitors can enjoy the striking wooden viewpoint created by artist Richard Caink.

Part of the Abram Flashes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve, Viridor Wood features a mix of woodland, grassland and fishing lakes.

field with rocks

As a former coal mine, Colliers Wood forms an interconnected area of woodlands and grassland surrounding Higher Folds. The various footpaths offer quite a lot of opportunity for exploration and discovery.

There has been recent planting near Cooling Lane which is now coming into fruition. From Queensway, there is access to an area once used by bird watchers.

Colliers Wood is located approximately ten miles west of Manchester. 

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