Dog walk

Colliers Moss Common

Saint Helens

Type of walk

Hilly, Forest

What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Water On Route

About this walk

This was one of the most industrial sites in the country. Now, nature has taken over and it's been transformed into a tranquil green space with woods, lagoons and more. Colliers Moss was created on the spoil and waste from the Bold Colliery and Power Station. It's a beautiful and peaceful place to explore as well as an important habitat for wildlife. The widespread network of paths ensures good access for walkers, cyclists, and horseriders. The remnants of moss land around the fringes of the site have been restored and areas of sphagnum moss are expanding. The site – some of which is a Local Nature Reserve – supports a range of notable species including water vole, common lizard and 16 species of dragonfly including Black-tailed Skimmer and Emperor. There have been lots of improvements on Colliers Moss in recent times and it's now a great place to walk around and marvel at the power of nature (and the hard work of both environmental specialists and a host of volunteers) in transforming this once barren landscape. Colliers Moss Common is part of Bold Forest Park. Follow our suggested Colliers Moss Circuit walk or the more challenging Bold Loop.

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How to get there

Address

Bold Lane, Saint Helens WA9 4TX, UK View on Google

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Location details

Parking is just on the corner next to M&Y Maintenance. Gates or open most of the time

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