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Intake Wood

Part of ancient woodland, with a diverse range of bird species

This wood is part of the much bigger Dibbinsdale woodland that runs from Clatterbridge through to Brotherton Park. Dibbinsdale is an SSSI, notified 1989 .The woodland lies near to the popular Raby Mere and is separated from Thornton and Foxes Wood by two roadways. As with the other two woods, the ground flora during spring is impressive with large blankets of bluebell, moschatel and wood anemone. Birds species too are numerous with many nesting and feeding opportunities in these well structured woodlands. Species include chiffchaff, dunnock and treecreeper.

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Nearby nature reserves

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

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Reserve information

Just off Thornton Common Road, near Thornton Hough
CH63 0NL
Map reference
SJ 334 812
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5.00 hectares
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Walking information
Waterproof boots required as must cross a stream to gain access to the reserve
Park at Raby Mere
Dogs allowed
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Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01948 820728