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Storeton Woods

A Woodland Trust wood
Higher Bebington

Storeton Woods

Size:
12.71 ha (31.41 acres)
Grid ref:
SJ313849
OS map sheets:
Explorer 266
OS Landranger 108
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Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Well worth a visit

Storeton Woods is a popular location for visitors to walk amongst mature oak, sycamore and beech trees to enjoy the wildlife and explore the historical features of the site from when it was a sandstone quarry. It includes a remnant of the old tramway used for transporting stone from the quarry to Bromborough to be transported by barge to be used in construction of buildings all over Birkenhead and Liverpool. The tramline was designed by George Stephenson in 1837 while he was looking for a source of stone for building railway viaducts. The wood was also the location for the discovery by quarrymen in 1838 of footprints belonging to a raptor like dinosaur from the Triassic period and called it ‘Chirotherium’.