Harmers Wood is a nine acre woodland not far from Helsby Hill, open all year round to the public for walkers, runners and rock climbers. There are circular footpaths around the wood, which link to the Sandstone Trail and four, small sandstone quarries. The quarries date back to the start of the nineteenth century when sandstone was quarried to build St Paul's Church in Helsby, among other local buildings.


Archaeological digs have since found the remains of pottery and other finds providing a glimpse into the past when quarrymen and women lived near the main quarry. A large drinking vessel dating back to the late 1800's, which still contained its original cork is a special reminder of those who carved out the blocks of stone.


The woodland has been owned since 2007 by Harmers' Wood Trust Ltd with directors approved by Companies House and managed by volunteers who check on fallen trees and the health of the fauna and flora. The company is dedicated to preserving this public space for all future generations who can enjoy the peace and tranquility of these unique woods.


Come and visit us!


© 2019  Friends of Harmers Wood Trust Ltd

Company limited by guarantee registered in England 05603966 

Find us: 

Harmers' Wood, Hill Road North, Helsby, Cheshire UK