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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.


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.


Other Sites

Doddington Pool

Rode Pool