Mere Brow Wood £186,000 Freehold


Mere Brow Wood is a rich and varied broadleaved woodland with many different tree species; a fantastic habitat for a wide array of birds and other wildlife.

Fissured old oaks are interspersed with sycamore, ash, beech and goat willow, whilst wych elm, hazel and birch are growing up beneath. Bright sunny clearings are verdant, in the summer, with the green foliage of buttercup, nettle, bramble and wild raspberries. These give way to areas where the floor is clearer and honeysuckle tendrils creep upwards towards the sun on any support, fragrant flowers blooming where it catches most light. This patchwork of habitat is excellent for foraging and nesting birdlife.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Oak beech, sycamore, ash, hazel, wych elm, hawthorn, alder, willow and elder.


A wide range of woodland birdlife is resident in Mere Brow Wood; wren, chaffinch, spotted flycatcher, redstart, treecreeper and nuthatch to name just a few.

Other wildlife is also abundant with evidence of roe deer and other mammals visible to the spotter.


  • A rare stand-alone woodland.
  • Varied tree species.
  • Great for wildlife.
  • A perfect Lancashire getaway

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the wood is currently on foot from the layby on Mere Lane at the southern edge of the wood. The new owner may like to consider improving the vehicle access from this lane, with appropriate permissions. It is easy to get about on foot within the wood.

There is also a clearing for parking which can be accessed using the track leading to Bannister House Fishery; follow the track around the sharp left bend, before turning left into the small clearing.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Our standard covenant will not apply.


Great for conservation projects and greenwood crafts.

Being of a larger size, the wood would suit a wide variety of uses.

Local area and history

Mere Brow Wood is located within a few miles of the Lancashire coast, close to Southport with its famously long beach and botanic gardens. Other places to visit in the local area include the RSPB nature reserve Hesketh Out Marsh, lies just to the north and the National Trust own the stunning Tudor / Jacobean manor Rufford Old Hall, 3 miles to the east.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicated by blue marks on trees around the entire boundary.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 108
  • Grid ref: SD 420 177
  • Nearest post code: PR4 6JS
  • GPS coordinates: 53.6531, -2.87796

Location map


Just 8 miles from Southport, 8 miles from Ormskirk and 13 miles from Preston.

  • From the A565 Southport New Road turn south onto the B5246 signed for Rufford, Holmeswood and Mere Brow.
  • After 400 metres follow the road around a sharp right bend, again signed B5246m Rufford and Mere Brow.
  • Follow for a further 1.1 miles before turning right on to Mere Lane.
  • After a further 100 metres park in the passing place on the right.
  • The wood is located directly to the right. A puplic foot path leading along the western boundary of the wood, see the wood map for details.

Note:- When parking please leave space for vehicles to use the passing space.

Note:- There is no vehicle access to the wood or for parking from the Bannister House Fishery turn off at the north of the wood.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Natural broadleaved woodland, with lovely old oak and beech trees, over rich ground flora.

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Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

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