Facilities and things to do

  • walking in the woods and open habitats criss-crossed by footpaths
  • enjoy the views across the River Dee and Liverpool Bay
  • grassland with benches
  • war memorial
  • garden of remembrance

Volunteering

The Friends of Grange Hill is a group of volunteers that works with the council to preserve and improve Grange Hill.

Find out about volunteering with the Friends of Grange Hill

Grange Hill Management Plan (Volume 1) 2014-19 pdf

Grange Hill Management Plan (Volume 2) Appendices pdf

Grange Hill volunteer work programme update 2018

Task Location Operation
Reduce laurels and rhododendrons in size by pruning Garden of Remembrance Using loppers or hand held bow saws.
Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance
Gorse (zone 7 only)  can be regularly cut outside bird nesting season Gorse to west of Garden of Remembrance only
(zone 7)
Cut using loppers or hand held bow saws so that plants do not reach a height exceeding 2m. Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance
Keep paths open Garden of Remembrance Cut back to path edge.
Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance
Maintain access through public rights of way and main paths All of Hill Cut back to up to a metre either side of the path, using hand tools. Dispose of large cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance
Where paths are overgrown with gorse, trim back to create space for access and create fire breaks  Main paths and public rights of way where these have been agreed as project areas by Local Area Manager Cut back up to 2 metres either side of path.  Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance
Manage the top viewing area to preserve views Summit of Grange Hill Remove tree seedlings.
Cut back any re-growth from stumps of trees that have been felled other than the whitebeam, on which re-growth should be retained awaiting decision being made on maintaining views.
Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance
Remove self-set sycamores, usually 0 – 3 years old, sometimes larger depending on the location All of Hill Remove using loppers or hand held bow saws. Or remove by hand-pulling.
Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance Trained operator to treat stumps where necessary.
Remove self-set sycamores regrowth from old cut stumps Base of wall along boundary on Homestead Mews and Lang Lane South Using loppers or hand held bow saws.
Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance Trained operator to treat stumps with chemical.
Remove rhododendron ponticum to retain within existing footprint and prevent further spread All of Grange Hill Using loppers or hand held bow saws.
Dispose of cuttings at burning location/ according to burning guidance Trained operator to treat stumps with chemical.
Prepare shrub beds for planting in late winter-early spring and tidy the area Garden of Remembrance Planting programme of Genista hispanica and Senecio ‘Sunshine’ – other species to be agreed

NB: The Local Area Team leader is responsible for supervising all work. Work must be agreed with the Local Area Team leader before proceeding. Particular care should be taken not to disturb birds during the nesting season.

Contact

Lang Lane
West Kirby
Wirral

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Accessibility

The site is accessed from numerous public footpaths. The main footpath routes lead off of Lang Lane in West Kirby with additional routes from Grange Old Road, Grange Road, Gerard Road, Leigh Road and Claremont Road.

There is no dedicated car park, but parking is available on surrounding roads.

An all ability footpath allows wheelchair access from Grange Old Road to the war memorial.