Jubits Lane, Sutton Manor, St Helens WA9 4BB
Sutton Manor is a former colliery slag heap which has been transformed into a forest park, with paths, picnic areas and fantastic views. Sutton Manor is a 64ha site and your visit can be anything from a 10 minute stroll to an hour or so walking all the way around. In the summertime the grass areas are full of wildflowers including bee orchids and meadow vetchling, whilst the trees are alive with birdsong such as that of yellow hammer and willow warbler. Buzzards can often be seen overhead hunting for rabbits. This site is suitable for cycling and horse riding. There is an orienteering course on this site, please contact Merseyside Orienteering Club (MEROC) www.meroc.co.uk or the Forestry Commission www.forestry.gov.uk/northwestengland
Sutton Manor has been chosen for an exciting Channel 4 Big Arts project that will see an iconic piece of sculpture called ‘The Dream’ by Jaume Plensa erected at the highest point. For more detail please visit www.bigartsthelens.com The top of the hill at Sutton Manor is 82m (270ft) above sea level, with views across to the Pennines, Clywdian hills and even Snowdonia on a clear day.
The main entrance is on Jubit’s Lane, near the Smithy Manor Pub. Sutton Manor links with Clock Face Country Park, and two other Dedicate a Tree sites: Maypole and Griffin Wood.
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