The Twiggeries

The Twiggeries is a small wetland situated to the south of Warrington Cemetery, which can be accessed from Farrell Street, opposite the ambulance station.

The Twiggeries was once a willow coppice for a thriving basket making industry in the 19th century.

Willow baskets were supplied to the tannery industry at Howley for the transportation of hides. As hide demand lessened so the site became derelict.

The willow coppice has become a dense almost impenetrable woodland. Together with areas of wetland, scrub and grassland it now provides a variety of habitats that support a range of wildlife.

It now houses a unique wildlife community within the centre of the town, and is a good site to see warblers from Africa singing in spring, as well as other birds which can be seen and heard. Adjacent to the Twiggeries and across Padgate Brook is a fine reed bed created by the Environment Agency.

Six species of warblers breed there, including good populations of Reed and Sedge Warblers ,as well as the occasional pair of Grasshopper Warblers.

Dragonflies and Damselflies are frequently seen and wildflowers abound along Padgate Brook.  Grid Ref : SJ 623884.


The Twiggeries is with walking distance from bus stops on Manchester Road and Kingsway North and lies immediately south of Warrington Cemetery.

See Warrington Borough Council’s website for latest information on green spaces in the town.

Check with Warrington’s Own Buses for up-to-date information on bus timetables.