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Livia - SilverdaleSilverdale has been transformed into a wonderful green space connected by a network of well surfaced paths, weaving through maturing native woodland and wildflower meadows.

The wood has a rich history, formerly a mix of farmland, gravel pits, sand pits, Pendlebury (Wheatsheaf) Colliery and Newton Colliery.

Agecroft Hall, a Tudor manor house, once occupied a site nearby between Lumns Lane to the west,the Manchester to Bolton railway line and disused Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal to the east.

There are two Sites of Biological Importance (SBI) within Silverdale, designated due to the quality of the grassland, heath and marsh, all of which are becoming increasingly scarce in Greater Manchester.

Queensmere Dam is located on on the corner of Bolton Road and Queensferry.

Slack Brook runs through culverts under Silverdale.

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Last updated: 13th April 2018

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What's Here?

  • Bus Stop
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  • Running
  • Trail (easy)
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  • Train station
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  • Parking available at Queensway Dam, Swinton, M27 8PY.
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Location

OS Grid ref: SD791021

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Contact

Delamere Office

0300 067 4340
delamere@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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Parking available at Queensway Dam, Swinton, M27 8PY.

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