A FREE guided tour of the Colliers Moss forest will take place on Sunday.

The Mersey Forest says the area in Bold was once one of the most industrial sites in the country.

Now, nature has taken over and it is transformed into a tranquil green space with woods, lagoons and more.

This weekend walkers can explore the Moss with local naturalist Tom Ferguson as part of Walk in the Woods month.

Tom will be leading an easy walk around the woods and mossland and sharing his knowledge about the wildflowers and recently arrived summer visiting birds.

The walk begins at the Millennium Bridge in Bold at 2pm on Sunday, May 12.

A spokesperson for Mersey Forest said: “There have been lots of improvements on Colliers Moss in recent times and it's now a great place to walk around and marvel at the power of nature (and the hard work of both environmental specialists and a host of volunteers) in transforming this once barren landscape.”

What the Mersey Forest says about Colliers Moss

Colliers Moss was created on the spoil and waste from the Bold Colliery and Power Station.

It's a beautiful and peaceful place to explore as well as an important habitat for wildlife. 

The widespread network of paths ensures good access for walkers, cyclists and horseriders.

The remnants of mossland around the fringes of the site have been restored and areas of sphagnum moss are expanding.

The site – some of which is a local nature reserve –  supports a range of notable species including water vole, common lizard and 16 species of dragonfly including Blacktailed Skimmer and Emperor.