Orford Park

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Increasing pressure on the countryside through agriculture and housing development has resulted in more wildlife moving in and adapting to urban life. For this reason, Urban sanctuaries such as Orford Park provide much needed green oasis in which they can live. Trees, shrubs and hedgerows provide food, shelter and nesting areas for a variety of woodland birds including great spotted woodpecker and nuthatch. In the summertime wildflowers attract and provide food for many species of insects such as butterflies, beetles and bees. The pond is a popular feature. Pond dipping reveals an underwater environment teaming with water life which includes various species of dragonfly, damselfly, water boatmen, great diving beetles and water snails. Whether you want a gentle stroll, a game of bowls, or to attend one of the events organised by the Ranger Service, the park has something for all the family.

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Directions

Bus

From Warrington Bus Station No.21 to Orford Avenue, No.20 or 25 to Norris Street and Hallfields Road.

Train

Nearest railway station is Padgate

Car

Take the A49 north out of the town centre. Go past the McDonalds restaurant on your left. Take the 2nd right turn, crossing the dual carriageway into Alder Lane. The car park is half a mile down on the left.
From the M62 motorway, leave the motorway at junction 9. Follow the signs for Warrington towards the town centre along the A49. Take the first left after North Cheshire College into Alder Lane. The car park is half a mile down on the left.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: Ranger Cabin, Orford Park, Alder Lane, Orford, Warrington, WA2 8AG, UK.
Phone: +44 1925 658098
Email: rangers@warrington.gov.uk

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