Mere Sands Wood

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Nature preserve· Park· Tourist attraction· Cafe· Gift shop

Mere Sands Wood Reviews | Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (5 reviews)

Mere Sands Wood is located in Ormskirk, United Kingdom on Holmeswood Rd, Rufford. Mere Sands Wood is rated 4.5 out of 5 in the category nature preserve in United Kingdom.


Holmeswood Rd, Rufford


+44 1704821809


Good for kidsPublic toilet


Wheelchair-accessible car parkWheelchair-accessible entranceWheelchair-accessible seatingWheelchair-accessible toilet

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Kelly Roberts

Such a lovely reserve. Very relaxed and peaceful. It's an easy walk as well, with great paths and no hills. My 18yr old little dog coped anyway! This is the second time I've visited and it really is lovely. Today's highlights where a Great and a Little Egret!!


Natasha Ulph

Lovely trip to mere sands Wood for the first time today. Plenty of different routes to take - long or short walks. Great for spotting birds


Chris Jordan

Some lovely woodland walks with plenty of lakes and ponds. It will take you around 2 hours to walk round all the paths if you just walk, but there are plenty of places to just stop, sit down, and ponder life and the universe. There is a cafe onsite but is very limited in terms of food so I would suggest brining your own, there are picnic tables to sit an enjoy. Its 2 to park, cash, contactless card and Ringo are all accepted. In terms of Wildlife there is so much to see if you enjoy the smaller side of nature, bugs and butterflies abound, there are Dragonflies everywhere and on a hot day they will sit on benches and fence posts allowing you some really close views. We saw a kestrel on the hunt and finding a place to sit just watched him for an hour from less than 50m. In terms of Covid-19 there are signs everywhere reminding you to give other people space on the paths, the cafe is currently masks on as are the bird hides. Most people seem to adhere to this and we felt safe. The notable exceptions seem to be the regular birders sat in the hides who without exception were maskless and refused to put one on when asked. The only issue we had were the dog walkers, there are signs everywhere advising that dogs need to be kept on a lead and to clear up the mess, however we came across a fair few leadless \don't worry he's friendly\ dogs who's owners cannot grasp the idea that people may be allergic to dogs and visit such places knowing that if dogs are on a lead its possible to share the space as its easy to keep a distance. So all in all, fab place, but with the downside that, as everywhere, it can be affected by the minority who think rules do not apply to them.


Jess Langshaw

Nice walk with different routes. All routes are pretty flat and accessible. It'd be good for running too. We did the white and blue routes in under an hour. Bird viewing hides. Toilets are near the car park. Pay to park for 2. It was nice to try and spot the different trees too!


Neill Whittingham

Lovely peaceful nature reserve. Best to go midweek as it is less busy. Take your time in the bird hides and you will usually be rewarded for your patience, with sightings of Kingfisher, 3 types of Egrets plus numerous other species. Best of all, just feel at peace with nature.