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.


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Snowdrop Sunday 16th February 

12 noon – 4 pm.  Self-guided walks in Cabin Wood.

Come and enjoy our wonderful display of snowdrops in Cabin Wood. 

Admission and car parking are free.  Well behaved dogs welcome on a lead.  Refreshments will be on sale in the Cabin Café so come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some delicious homemade cake.  Donations welcome.




Apple Juice for sale
Photo by Janine Melvin



Apple Juice £2 a bottle.  Our pasteurised pure apple juice is made from our Heritage Apples grown in our orchards.













LATEST UPDATES (last six months)

15.1.20 – Home Page – Snowdrop Sunday event

5.11.19 – Home Page – revised apple juice advert

21.10.19 – Out and About at Gorse Hill –  What a caterpillar!

                 Gorse Hill Nature Reserve – Moth tab photos added

15.10.19 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Apple Weekend

5.10.19 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Before the rains

              Home Page – events updated

20.8.19 – Home Page – a link added to our new social media platform Instagram

11.8.19 – Website Heading revision, picture and wording.  Home page Apple Weekend event added.

9.8.19 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Yellowhammer Walking Route Re-launch and early August sights

31.7.19 – Home Page – Updated information about Sunday 4th August Yellowhammer Walking Route re-launch event.  New link to Discover Ormskirk added

8.7.19 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – What have we been doing?

Gorse Hill Nature Reserve – Bird tab- – updated with 2018 bird sightings




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