The Nature Park was officially opened in September 1991 after years of hard work by many dedicated local people, school children and organisations, including Cheshire Landscape Trust, Burtonwood Parish Council, Burtonwood Environment Group and Tree Wardens, BTCV and Groundwork Mersey Valley
Information provided by Warrington Borough Council
Additional information, photos and captions Copyright © Gordon I Gandy
The land was purchased by Warrington Borough Council in 1987 and began its transformation from farm field to wildlife haven with extensive tree planting, meadow development and pond creation.
Today the Nature Park is an ideal place for a quiet walk, a picnic, wildlife watching or school visits. There are also opportunities for becoming involved in practical management works.
The colourful meadows offer diverse flora and a wealth of butterflies in the summer. Early morning visitors have the chance of spotting foxes and hares. The developing mixed woodland areas provide feeding and nesting for many species of birds, supplementing the surrounding countryside.
During the summer many migrant birds such as willow warblers and chiffchaffs can be heard whilst swallows and martins swoop overhead. The site has no surfaced paths and is uneven and hilly, unfortunately making it difficult for wheelchair access.
Here are some photos from within the park.
Parking is available at Burtonwood Community Centre off Green Jones Brow, Chapel Lane. From the M62 Junction 8 follow the signs for Burtonwood village. After 1/4 mile turn right into Tanhouse Lane following the road to the end. At the junction, turn left. The Community Centre is approx 1/4 mile on the left.
See Warrington Borough Council’s website for latest information on opening times and facilities.
The No. 329 Arriva bus service from Warrington Interchange stops in Burtonwood village.