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Murdishaw Wood

A Woodland Trust wood

Murdishaw Wood

16.34 ha (40.38 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 275
OS Landranger 108
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Grassland
  • Spring colour

Murdishaw Wood is a varied woodland site on the outskirts of Runcorn and contains semi-natural ancient woodland, open grassy areas and small streams. It is connected to the east with Murdishaw Valley and together these sites are designated a Local Nature Reserve and Local Wildlife Site. They are important refuges for wildlife including foxes, badgers, squirrels and bats, as well as many bird species. There is a network of surfaced footpaths in the wood and valley allowing visitors to enjoy walks through a range of habitats and in spring and summer the woods and meadows have colourful displays of wildflowers.