Welcome to the Northwest Ecological Trust website.  Here you will find information about our work developing and managing Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, its wildlife and habitats, various surveys, latest news and how to find us.

The Trust values and relies upon its members and volunteers so you can find information about how to join, how to become a volunteer and the sorts of things you can do.

This website is regularly updated so please keep checking as we will be adding more information about the flora and fauna of Gorse Hill, latest news and more photos.

You can also find us on our official facebook page click here

You can now follow us on twitter click here




Saturday 19 May – Dawn Chorus 3.45 – 8am £5 per person

Come and experience the magic of hearing the first bird song as dawn is breaking. Whether you are new to bird watching or an experienced ‘birder’ it is always a memorable experience.

The walk through the Reserve will be led by Graham Clarkson who will identify the birds you hear and see and answer any of your questions. Warm outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended as the weather can be cold in the early morning.

Car parking is free and the price includes a bacon barm breakfast.

Please book your place – we will need a contact phone number (just in case adverse weather conditions cause cancellation). 

To book please call/text Jonathan on 07761 212636 or email gorse_hill1@btinternet.com, or call in at the Cabin any Wednesday or Saturday.

Events for 2018 are still being planned and will be added here so please keep checking for updates. 



Logs £45 (including local delivery) for a bulk bag or £3 per mesh bag.

Call Jonathan on 0776 212636



LATEST UPDATES (last six months)

21.2.18 – Out & About at Gorse Hill –  Three early events for 2018

9.1.18 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – new 2018 tab – A view from the skies

15.12.17 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Autumn

19.11.17 – Home page – event section – 2018 programme added

11.10.17 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Apple Weekend 7th & 8th October – shame about the weather!

9.10.17 – Home Page – event section edited, apple juice for sale advert added

6.9.17 – Home page – apples for sale advert

6.8.17 – Home page – Apple weekend details added.  Gorse Hill page opening times amended.

19.7.17 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – An overdue catch up!

Home page – items for sale
















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