1.69 ha (4.18 acres)

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Explorer 275
OS Landranger 108

The Gorse is a small isolated urban woodland in the Brookvale district of Runcorn. The wood is on slightly elevated ground and overlooks a large housing estate and local roads. The woodland canopy includes some over mature and mature sycamore oak beech and ash and understorey of mixed broadleaves and shrubs. The ground flora is sparse. A surfaced footpath goes through the wood and splits into two paths one remaining on the lower flat ground and the other rising up to the elevated ground via a flight of steps.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


The Gorse Management Plan

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