The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of forests and woodlands in England and Scotland. The offices responsible for much of North-West England, including the sites at Bidston Moss, are at Delamere, Cheshire.
As well as maintaining its sites and extracting income from commercial forestry, The Forestry Commission also has commitments to conservation of wildlife and ecological habitats, and to making its lands open to the public for enjoyment of quiet outdoor pursuits. Generally, Forestry Commission lands are open to the public at all times except where visitors would be exposed to any foreseen danger.
At Bidston Moss there are four Forestry Commission sites. The locations of the four sites are centred upon the position of the Junction 1 roundabout of the M53 motorway. A number of footpaths and cycleways provide connections between the four sites. For details of the layout and positions of the four sites go to the link titled 'The Four Forestry Commission Sites' in the list of links at the left side of this display. For details of interconnecting paths see (sorry, page not yet provided).