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Transformation of former Frodsham Golf Course

16/04/24
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Frodsham is the northern gateway to the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge.

For those of you who may have missed our Facebook post, we're just giving everyone an update on the future of the former Frodsham Golf Course which is now managed by the Woodland Trust.

The transformation of the former Golf Course site by the Woodland Trust will create a haven for nature and a wild place for communities to visit for years to come.

With tree cover just shy of 6.5% in Merseyside and Cheshire, compared to the national average of 13%, the site will provide vital green space, as well as becoming a beacon for combating climate change.

Over the next 50 years, the site offers an exciting opportunity to link the existing Woodland Trust sites at Snidley Moor, Woodhouse Hill & Frodsham Hill Woods, with other areas of adjoining woodland.

It will develop as native broadleaf woodland and all trees planted will help to grow The Mersey Forest and the larger Northern Forest, which stretches from Liverpool to the Yorkshire coast.

Neil Oxley, site manager of the Woodland Trust said:
'This is a really exciting new site for the Woodland Trust, close to urban areas and providing a vital area for wildlife and recreation. Cheshire as a whole is low in tree cover so this new woodland will provide vital tree cover and help us tackle the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss'.

Tim Oliver, Trees for Climate Coordinator at The Mersey Forest, said:
'We're pleased to be working alongside The Woodland Trust to help create new native woodland in this area. Creating more woodlands in and around our communities helps to connect people with nature, improves people's health and wellbeing as well as providing habitat for local wildlife to thrive'.