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Thornton Wood

Part of an ancient oak and ash woodland with a small stream and pond

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 Foxes 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 sorrel and wood anemone. Birds species too are numerous with many nesting and feeding opportunities in these well structured woodlands. Birds include Green woodpecker, song thrush, willow warbler and tree sparrow.

Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Foxes 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

Lies astride the M53, south of Bebington
CH63 0LX
Map reference
SJ 329 815
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6.24 hectares
Permit required

Contact the Trust: shooting on the reserve occurs so please contact the Trust before visiting
Park in vicinity of the motorway fly-over bridge. Please note there is limited space and do not obstruct field gates
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01948 820728