This site is situated at the commencement of the famous ‘Pennine Trail’ and was officially opened on Friday 6th February 2004 by His Grace, The Duke of Westminster. This extensive site runs along the banks of the River Mersey and has been extensively refurbished by ‘Life for a Life’ and United Utilities making it into a beautiful, peaceful, rural setting.
The site will accommodate about 3,000 to 4,000 memorial trees which will add to the splendour and majesty of the area, previously perceived as wasteland. Once again, ‘Life for a Life’ in growing partnership with United Utilities, has reclaimed land which has lain derelict over many years and put to use for the benefit of the community and in doing so has created a peaceful oasis which will be enjoyed by many.
Eventually, the site will have meandering footpaths structured throughout the area, suitable for wheelchair users and the elderly, and undoubtedly it is certain that many Woodland Benches will be donated so that visitors can sit to enjoy the peaceful ambience of the area. Already there has been an increase in wildlife which adds to the countryside dimension of an area which is almost in the centre of the busy and bustling metropolis of Warrington.
The ‘Pennine Trail’ already brings many visitors to the area and of course this newly developed memorial site will encourage many more people that wish to stroll along this famous trail which leads directly along the banks of the River Mersey and up into the splendid Pennine chain hills. This eventually takes ramblers and walkers up to the Carlisle borders.
As this site becomes more popular, people will fully appreciate the splendour of the vista which can already be enjoyed. Other sites in the Warrington area will be launched quite soon and it is anticipated that having a ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Forest in these proposed areas will adequately cater for the whole of the needs of the people within the community of the Warrington area.
Wheelchair Friendly Yes
English Oak, Scots Pine, Silver Birch, Mountain Ash (Rowan)