Gorse Covert Mounds


Fly Tipping Action Day - Saturday 17th May, 10.30am start

A fly tipping action is now set for next Saturday 17th May starting with a safety briefing at 10.30am at the site car park on Gorse Covert Road. Anyone wishing to take part is most welcome, but under 17s must bring an appropriate adult. Volunteers should come prepared with strong footwear and work clothes and can opt out of filming if they wish. For further information please contact the friends group chairman on 07960 736 203 or info@gorsecovertmounds.org.uk

Site Activities


Welcome to the Gorse Covert Mounds which is a wonderful area for wildlife and recreation on the edge of Birchwood, Warrington. The site is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust and has an active Friends Group who are responsible for this website. If you are interested in keeping up-to-date with our activities please come along to one of our meetings or events and you can register for our e-newsletter if you want updates delivered to your mail box.

OrchidsWe have a wonderful array of wildlife in a diverse habitat as well as views to Manchester and the West Pennine moors (on a good day). The site forms an important wildlife corridor to other areas, including Risley Moss (SSSI) and benefits greatly from those areas. The mounds are used daily by many locals for exercise and dog walking and less frequently by many other people from other places. The Friends Group would like to welcome everyone to enjoy the site and simply ask that users respect the needs of others and take their litter home.

Location Map

The site can be accessed from a number of places including a bridleway to the north on Silver Lane and from a small car park in Gorse Covert (circled on the map).  

Postcode for navigation to the car park:


If you have any queries or problems with the Gorse Covert Mounds site please feel free to visit the Woodland Trust website or email the friends group via nigel.balding@gmail.com . From October 2013 FoGCM is on Facebook with an open group at www.facebook.com/groups/gorsecovertmounds/ why not join the group to get event updates and post your ideas, photos, feedback etc.