LIVIA is an accumulation of 199ha of woodland covering 2 different local authorities to create a greenspace network.
It encompasses a former colliery, power stations and sewerage works. The Manchester, Bury and Bolton canal ran through the sites. The 13 arches viaduct is a dramatic visible feature on the site.
The forest is made up of a number of community woodlands; Clifton, Drinkwater, Forest Bank, Robin Hood Sidings, Queensmere reservoir, Silverdale and Waterdale.
The forest has numerous paths and tracks to explore, the Irwell Sculpture Trail, fishing ponds, mountain bike route, graded blue with sections of red and an ampitheatre. National cycle route 6 also runs through the site.
Millions of trees have been planted across the site to provide a habitat haven for wildlife and an expanse of woodland for local communities for enjoy.
Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Livia Community Woodland this winter. Download your beginner's guide to stargazing, then visit our family-friendly "Why stars matter" trail to bring the night sky to life and become a forest-star!
For further information contact the Community Rangers, Delamere Forest, Central England Forest District on 0300 067 4340.