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.

Our website is being updated, a new website is under development



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

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Our Cabin Café will be open Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm starting on Sunday 8th October 2023.

Refreshments of tea, coffee and cake will be on sale and Cabin Wood will also be open for you to stroll around.  

Admission and car parking are free.  Dogs on leads are welcome. 

We look forward to seeing you. 




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.    


Information –

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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.





Visit our Information and Sales Centre to see what we have

Seasonal produce on sale, grown in our own polytunnels.


Gorse Hill Orchards Apple Juice only £3.00 for a 500 ml bottle.  Our delicious pasteurised pure apple juice is made from our Heritage Apples grown in our orchards.





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

Bird Seed.  Good quality Wild Bird Feeder Seed 2.5 kg bag £4.00

Kindling.  £6 per net bag  (When available)

Solitary Bee Houses – provide a home for these essential garden pollinators.  Now only £20











LATEST UPDATES (last six months)

16.10.23 – Home Page – advert for sale of logs removed, we currently do not have any available

2.10.23 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Apple Weekend

13.9.23 – Home Page – Café opening from 8 October

12.7.23 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Our NGS Sunday, Moth & Newt Night plus a gallery of lovely images taken by our recent visitors D & H Holt for you to enjoy.

29.6.23 – Home Page – NGS deleted, Moth & Newt Night fully booked

14.6.23 – Home Page – Moth & Newt night new date advertised.

9.5.23 – Home Page – news re new website, event information added

1.5.23 – Home Page.  Header image change.  Past event deleted.  Price change.

1.4.23 – Home Page – Price change for apple juice, header image changed




















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