A list of Birdwatching sites around the St Helens area
Thanks to Colin Davies for links or write ups to most of the sites listed
Hill --Liverpool RSPB's group's write up from their walk around Billinge Hill.
Moss-- This reclaimed colliery spoil heap
at SJ545940 which stands on mosses and wetlands.
Dam -- Carr
Mill Dam is situated approximately 2 miles to the north of St Helens at SJ 525 985
Dam -- Liverpool Group
of the RSPB trip report for May 2013.
Moss -- Catchdale Moss is the area of farm land to the north west of St. Helens, bordered by
Eccleston Mere, Prescot Reservoirs, Knowsley Safari Park and the A580 (East Lancs
Coach Road -- Liverpool RSPB's group's write up from their walk around The Coach Road.
Eccleston Mere -- The next best site in St Helens for birds. (permit and
key holders only).
Newton Lake -- Newton Lake at SJ595958.
Old Coach Road --
The Old Coach Road starts out of the borough at its northern end
near Bickerstaffe and travels 3.5 miles to end at the
A580 East Lancashire Road (SD448024 to SJ971458).
Prescot Reservoirs-- One of the best site in St Helens for birdwatching, especially
waders. Prescot Reservoirs is owned
by United Utilities. At the time of writing August
2012, Note - since
2013there is now no birdwatching access at
Rainford Mosslands -- The Rainford Mosslands is an area of sparsely populated, mainly flat, farmland just to the
north of St. Helens, and to the
west of the village of Rainford.
Sankey Valley -- The St Helens stretch of Sankey Valley Park starts at the southeast corner of Carr Mill Dam
and heads southeast for almost
5 miles, passing through Blackbrook, Parr, Haydock, Earlestown and
Sankey Valley -- Link to the Liverpool RSPB's group's write up about Sankey Valley also a piece on Carr Mill
Sankey Valley Country Park -- From the St Helens
council web site, detailed maps, info of Sankey Valley Country Park.
Sherdley Park -- Sherdley Park is a public park to the south of St Helens, and lies in a triangle between
Marshall’s Cross Road, Elton Head Road and the St Helens Linkway.
Siding Lane -- Siding Lane, west of the A570 Rainford By-pass, SD463020 and is
Siding Lane -- Liverpool RSPB's group's write up from
their walk around Sidings Lane.
Dam -- An area of open water by Clock Face Road, Leach Lane and Mill
Lane, in the south of St Helens.
Taylor Park -- Taylor Park at SJ493947 the parks main asset is its lake of 12
Park -- Link to
the Liverpool RSPB's
group's write up about Taylor Park.
Thanks to Colin
Davies for links or write
ups to most of the sites listed above.