Eyes is a superb wetland habitat which lies next to the Manchester Ship Canal
and is virtually right underneath the M6 motorway.
This relatively new
reserve was created in the early 1980's. It's a great place for bird watching,
boasting elusive species such as the Black necked Grebe.
Wetlands are an absolute must for any self-respecting lover
of nature. They are fantastically rich in wildlife with star species including
otters and birds.
- Get involved in wetland bird watching, spot an otter
and go pond dipping for a great day out for the whole family.
- Visitor Guide
Eyes, near Warrington, Cheshire.
via the Woolston Eyes Conservation Group|
Eyes location maps|
Bring walking boots or Wellingtons
as the site can be very muddy. Pond dipping - take a net and dipping kit.
for bird watching. Bird book.
Birding - try out the
great hide on the far side of the reserve.
Remember to keep to the designated
Spring flowers - the Snake's Head Fritillary.
Located just off junction
20 of the M6. Two miles from Warrington.
Car parking is restricted
to the Lane - do not obstruct driveways or turnings.
Open year round.
public footpath runs from the end of Weir Lane to Thelwall Lane. Access to other
parts of the reserve is restricted to permit holders who can make use of the hides.
Apply via the Woolston
Eyes Conservation Group
Eyes is open to the public throughout the year free of charge. However for group
visits and to get onto the islands you'll need to book in advance - the cost is
£8 per person.
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