Other Sites

These are some of the major sites for birding in the SECOS area, including a brief summary of the site and a grid reference of its approximate centre.

Some of these are on private land with no public access. Please respect land ownership.

Arclid Sand Quarry - SJ778623

(No public access)
Extensive area of water formed by quarry workings.

Astbury Mere - SJ849624

(Public access)
Extensive area of water formed by old quarry workings and now used for water sports and angling.

Bagmere - SJ796643

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
An overgrown mere still with some water and reed beds and a designated SSSI.

Borrow Pit Meadows  - SJ788570

(Public access)
A 16 hectare site of mixed habitat adjacent to the Salt Line, managed by Cheshire East Council.

Bent Farm Sand Quarry - SJ830621

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
A large working sand quarry owned by WBB Minerals.

Brereton Heath CP - SJ798651

(Public access)
A Cheshire East Council Country Park comprising a water-filled quarry and surrounding mixed woodland.

Crewe Business Park - SJ720550

(Public access)
Primarily a Business Park but managed very sympathetically for wildlife. Adjacent to Quakers Coppice.

Crewe Golf Course - SJ744546

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
Situated at Haslington. It also includes the Valley Brook and surrounding woods.

Crewe Hall - SJ735544

(No public access)
A very extensive area of mixed woodland and farmland.

Doddington Pool - SJ714464

(Access to SECOS members only)
Includes two large lakes, woodland, the Hall and grounds.

Lawton Woods - SJ825559

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
Large area of woodland including a lake.

Meremoor Moss - SJ745530

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
An area of wet meadows between the A500 and the railway line.   This area had deep drains installed during 2018 and is probably now destroyed.  It will be monitored to see how it reacts.

Mow Cop - from SJ856573 to SJ873593

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
A sandstone ridge of moorland habitat giving extensive views over the Cheshire Plain and which forms the Cheshire / Staffordshire border.

Quakers Coppice - SJ724546

(Public access)
A wood of six hectares on the south side of Crewe owned by Cheshire East Council.

Rode Pool - SJ815575

(Access to SECOS members only)
A 1300 metre-long lake with islands and extensive reed beds, surrounded by woods. The SECOS bird hide overlooks one end of the pool.

Roe Park - SJ858583

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
Large area of mixed woodland on the side of Mow Cop, like Welsh hill valley habitat.

Salt Line  - SJ775582

(Public access)
A well surfaced trail along the old railway line towards Alsager, managed by Cheshire East Council.

Swettenham  - SJ801675

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
Farmland and mixed woodland by the River Dane.

Timbersbrook / The Cloud - SJ896627 to SJ900635

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
A small (but important in a SECOS context) area of upland moorland and conifer forest.

Westlow Mere, Congleton - SJ855644

(Some access or viewing from footpaths and roads)
Previously known as Hulme Walfield Sand Quarry, now a trout fishery.

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