9. Jubilee Wood

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Bridges Lane, Maghull, L31 8BT
This former rubbish tip has been transformed into a very popular woodland abundant with birds, rabbits, foxes and even roe deer. Jubilee Wood sits astride the long distance footpath, the Trans Pennine Trail, so you could set off from here and end up in Hull (though Southport is closer!). A woodland block near Bridges Lane is planted in the shape of an owl - this is best viewed from the air - see Google map or Google earth. A large barn own sculpture sits at the eye of this shape. The owl sculpture was chosen to represent the area by local school children as part of the Queens Jubilee Celebrations 2002. All five species of British owl can be spotted at Jubilee Wood if you are lucky. Specifically, short eared owl with their moth like flight can often be seen in daylight during the winter months. Tree species planted here are chosen to benefit red squirrels rather than the more aggressive grey squirrels, this means mainly small seeded trees rather than oak or hazel. This is a fairly level site with paths suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding. There are benches and picnic tables. Parking is limited to Sefton village, or nearby Maghull.

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