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Foxes Wood

A semi-natural woodland with a variety of birds and mammals and a unique waterfall

This small reserve is part of the much bigger Dibbinsdale woodland that runs from Clatterbridge through to Brotherton Park. Dibbinsdale is an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), notified in 1989. The woodland lies near to the popular Raby Mere and is separated from Thornton and Intake Wood by two roadways. As with the other two woods, the ground flora during spring is impressive with large blankets of bluebell, wood sedge and wood anemone. Birds species too are numerous with many nesting and feeding opportunities in these well structured woodlands. Birds include great spotted woodpecker, tree sparrow and blue tit.

Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Thornton Wood
0 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Intake Wood
0 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Patrick's Wood
1 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

To the east of M53, north west of Raby Mere
CH63 0LX
Map reference
SJ 328 813
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Open at all times
5.00 hectares
Permit required

Visitors are required to carry written permission from the Trust
Park at side of lane
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01948 820728