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Title: STORETON WOODS

Username: Chair

Postcode: CH63

Storeton Woods is a popular location for visitors to walk amongst mature oak, sycamore and beech trees to enjoy the wildlife and explore the historical features of the site from when it was a sandstone quarry. It includes a remnant of the old tramway used for transporting stone from the quarry to Bromborough to be transported by barge to be used in construction of buildings all over Birkenhead and Liverpool. The tramline was designed by George Stephenson in 1837 while he was looking for a source of stone for building railway viaducts. The wood was also the location for the discovery by quarrymen in 1838 of footprints belonging to a raptor like dinosaur from the Triassic period and called it ‘Chirotherium’. Recently, the unowned side of the woods has fallen prey to mountain bikers. This rare species has begun to build small dirt jumps, drops and trails that last no more than 15 seconds. Personally, I feel this is great for the area. With more input from the locals, Storeton Woods can become a rival for other local dirt jumps, such as Spital jumps. Spital jumps has been inactive for the past few years and storeton is being to from a monopoly. Did days are open to any one who want to help out and usually take place on the second Saturday of each month. Shovels are not provided.



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