Intake Wood c. Amy Lewis

Intake Wood c. Amy Lewis

Intake Wood

Intake Wood

Intake Wood

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


Just off Thornton Common Road, near Thornton Hough
CH63 0NL
A static map of Intake Wood

Know before you go

5 hectares

Entry fee


Walking trails

Waterproof boots required as must cross a stream to gain access to the reserve


There is no public access to this site.


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

There is no public access to this site.

Best time to visit

There is no public access to this site.

About the reserve

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.

Contact us

Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01948 820728
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

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