Hugh Harris on Springfield Park

By Rept0n1x (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Springfield Park. 22 acres (8.9ha) is located in the suburb of Knotty Ash, and lies to the north of Prescot Road. Much of the park is now occupied by the newly rebuilt Alder Hey Children's Hospital, which opened in October 2015. The park has a direct track that links to the Loop Line (Trans Pennine Trail.)

Hugh Harris: Carr Lane Lake, Prescot (SJ460921)

Carr Lane Lake (Hugh Harris)


Biodiverse Society Site Visit 19th May 2016: Carr Lane Lake is a modestly sized Local Wildlife Site near Prescot, Knowsley of 1.02 hectares. It is a wetland with a large area of open water which is unusual in Knowsley and it is fished. The site was cited as an LWS in 1995 for a diversity of 11 habitats, 2 regionally important species of plants and 5 locally rare species. 

Hugh Harris: Childwall Hall and Woods, SJ4188 - a timeline

 1718:  Liverpool entrepreneur and attorney, Isaac Greene purchases manor of Childwall and the           Manor House of Childwall Hall.

1749: Isaac Greene dies and daughter Mary inherits the estate and marries Bamber Gascoigne.

1780: New Childwall Hall built, replacing original manor house.

Hugh Harris: NATIONAL TRUST COASTAL BIOBLITZ, Sat 20th and Sun 21st June 2015

Hugh Harris. Lime Hawk Moth

The area at Formby Point managed by the National Trust has increased (520 acres) through a gift of the former tobacco waste areas by the British Nicotine Company, the purchase in 1985 of the Larkhill Lane heathland area from Ideal Homes Ltd and the recent purchase of the former agricultural area north of Wicks Lane. This area is heavily used for recreation and accessed via the large Victoria Road carpark. Here the frontal sand dunes are being rapidly cut back by the sea and prehistoric footprints can sometimes be found on the beach.


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