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 subscription supporters and volunteers so you can find information about how to subscribe, 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

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Snowdrop Sunday 13th February 2022.

Open 12noon – 4pm.

Come and stroll around Cabin Wood and enjoy our wonderful display of snowdrops.

Admission and car parking are free. 

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Refreshments will be on sale in the Cabin Café – tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes.

Donations welcome.


National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Day Sunday 10th July 2022. 

Open 11am – 4pm. 

Combined garden admission £5 per adult, children free

Free car parking

Following the success of our opening this year under the NGS, we are again combining opening Cabin Wood and our wildflower meadow with the beautiful gardens of Brian and Marian Jones of 72 Ludlow Drive Ormskirk L39 1LF.

Our Cabin Café will be open selling refreshments of tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes. 

The combined garden admission price of £5 will be for the NGS charities, all other donations, sales and refreshments at Gorse Hill will be for our own charity supporting our Nature Reserve.


Our 2022 event programme is still under development and will be advertised here. 




We are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. so that visitors can enjoy walking around Cabin Wood and the adjacent meadow.    


We recommend you remain Covid aware –  our priority is to keep our visitors and our volunteers safe.  




Information – We can now accept debit or credit card payments so when you visit it is easier for you to join as a supporter, renew your subscription or buy any of our items for sale.






We have apples now on sale freshly picked from our Heritage Apple Orchard







Gorse Hill Orchards Apple Juice only £2.50 for a 500 ml bottle.  Our delicious pasteurised pure apple juice is made from our Heritage Apples grown in our orchards.






Air dried logs £65 per tonne bag free delivery within 5 mile radius of Gorse Hill. 

Small logs £3 per net bag

Call Jonathan for details on 07761 212636



Small Bale Hay.  Good quality small bale hay £5 a bale ready.  We can deliver.  Call Jonathan for details on 07761 212636

Bird Seed.  Good quality Wild Bird Feeder Seed 2.5 kg bag £3.50

Kindling.  £4 per net bag











LATEST UPDATES (last six months)

20.12.21 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – The Magic of Narnia.  Home Page – 2022 events

18.11.21 – Home Page – Narnia Christmas Event

13.11.21 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – From our Silver Jubilee to the Golden Jubilee Gate

26.10.21 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – 15th and 16th October Martin Mere Event, Home Page event deleted

11.10.21 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Contrasting Events

8.10.21 – Home Page and Support Us page – addition of credit/debit card payment availability

19.9.21 – Home Page – minor amendment to phone number, price changes for logs, hay and kindling

10.9.21 – Home Page – Martin Mere North West Bird Watching Festival

30.8.21 – Home Page – amendment to Covid notice and apple and juice sales

30.7.21 – Home Page – NGS Day removed, Apple Weekend advertised, header image changed

18.6.21 – Home Page – NGS Event 














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