The Mersey Forest


The Mersey Forest is a growing network of woodlands and green spaces across Merseyside and North Cheshire, which has been creating ‘woodlands on your doorstep’ for 20 years.

We work with businesses, landowners and the community in order to increase tree cover in the area – for the benefit of people, wildlife and the economy.  We help to reconnect kids with nature by working with schools to develop school woodlands, and plant street trees along key commuting routes to boost local economies.

Key projects in St Helens over the last 20 years have included the creation of Bold Forest Park – the transformation of former collieries in the Bold and Clockface area into seven interconnected woodlands.

Please visit our website to find out more about our work in your area.

How to Access

Contact the Mersey Forest team to find out how you can get involved in your local community woodland.

Type of Organisation

Voluntary group


The Mersey Forest Offices, Risley Moss Nature Reserve, Ordnance Avenue, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6QX