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Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve

An S.S.S.I. Managed by Woolston Eyes Conservation Group

Brian Martin’s book From Wasteland To Wetland, a 212 pg history of the creation of the Eyes and its development into todays stunning SSSI wildlife oasis, is available to Purchase - Find out more…

Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) designated wildlife oasis just 4 km east of Warrington Town Centre. Google Maps It is a mosaic of four separate beds, deposit grounds for dredging from the Manchester Ship Canal, of approximately 400 hectares of freshwater pools, reedbeds, willow scrub and rough vegetation sandwiched between the River Mersey on its north boundary and the Manchester Ship Canal on its south boundary. Only Beds No.3 and No.4 are open to visitors and visiting is by permit only and requires an access key.