GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Moore Nature Reserve Walk

5 miles (8.6 km)

This walk visits the Moore Nature Reservein the village ofMooreinHalton,Cheshire.
The 200 acre site includes good footpaths taking you around a series of pretty lakes, peaceful woodland and attractive meadows. It's great for wildlife with the reserve considered one of the premier birdwatching sites in the region. Look out for wildfowl including tufted duck and heron on the water. You may also see tawny owls and woodpeckers in the woodland areas.
There's also paths along the now Disused Runcorn to Latchford Canal and views of the Manchester Ship Canal which runs to the south of the reserve.
On the eastern side of the reserve you can extend the walk by picking up the Trans Pennine Trail and enjoying a stroll along the River Mersey and the Ship Canal through Warrington. If you follow the trail north east it will take you towards Sankey Valley Park where there are more good walking and cycling trails to try.


WA4 6XE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Moore Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Moore Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The reserve is great for dog walking with its woodland and easy paths. Please keep them on leads or under control due to some narrow paths and the wildlife.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south you can pick up the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk and enjoy more easy waterside walking along the Bridgewater Canal. In this area you can also visit the scenic Appleton Reservoir.
On the eastern side of Warrington there's another fine reserve at Risley Moss in Birchwood. Paddington Meadows can also be found on the river just to the east.


View point at Moore Nature Reserve - - 1705776

View point at Moore Nature Reserve. The reserve was created from an area which had included a sand quarry and farmland.


Heron at the site.

Moore Nature Reserve lake

Moore Nature Reserve lake

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This is a view looking along a footpath making its way through the Moore Nature Reserve near Warrington. In fact the footpath, that here is heading roughly west towards Runcorn, is at the bottom of what used to be the Latchford/Runcorn canal.

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Woodland path.

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Manchester Ship Canal - Moore Lane Swing Bridge - - 4072774

Manchester Ship Canal - Moore Lane Swing Bridge

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Birchwood Pool, Moore Nature Reserve


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