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Welcome to Silverdale Country Park
Silverdale Country Park is characterised by a largely open grassland landscape with a number of distinct level changes created as a result of the stockpiled colliery spoil. The resulting plateaus are separated by steep embankments colonised with natural grass and young tree planting. A small plateau at the highest point of the site, affords extensive views to the surrounding area. Skylarks are already abundant on the site in spring time and great crested newts can be found in the small ponds. A large pond known as Furnace Pool, is leased by the Silverdale Angling Society it although not available for public use, many local people are members of the society.
The park was created on the former Silverdale Colliery as part of a restoration project funded by the government's Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), using money from their National Coalfields Programme. Silverdale Country Park is now owned by national charity 'The Land Trust' and managed by charity 'Groundwork West Midlands' as a site for local people to enjoy quiet recreation and wildlife conservation".
This website is owned and managed by a team of local volunteers. It serves to raise the profile of the Silverdale Country Park and Parish for the enjoyment of the local and wider community.
Silverdale Country Park also has a facebook page which is updated at least weekly with whats happening on the park. So if you would like to know what the volunteers have been doing or what wildlife has been seen please add us as a friend below: