Local Sites - Dibbinsdale

Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve occupies about 475 hectaresis the eastern side of the Wirral, close to Bromborough. The main attraction of this site, most of which was designated as an SSSI in 1978, is the presence of the largest remnant of semi-natural 'ancient' woodland in Merseyside. The three main types of vegetation are mature woodlands on the steep valley sides, common reed beds in the flooded valley bottom and the water tolerant 'carr woodland' around the reed beds comprising willows, alders and dogwoods.

Further details can be obtained from the Department of Leisure Services and Tourism (0151 647 2366).