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Site of Special Scientific Interest
Dibbinsdale is located in Merseyside
Location within Merseyside
Area of Search Merseyside
Grid reference SJ338815
Coordinates 53°19′52″N 2°59′42″W / 53.331°N 2.995°W / 53.331; -2.995Coordinates: 53°19′52″N 2°59′42″W / 53.331°N 2.995°W / 53.331; -2.995
Interest Biological
Area 53.2 hectares, 131.5 acres (532,000 m2)
Notification 1979 / 1983
Natural England website

Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale comprise an area of over 80 acres (320,000 m2) of park and woodland within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, England.

Situated between Spital and Bromborough, the valley woodland is an example of ancient woodland in the Merseyside area. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest[1][2] and a Local Nature Reserve.[3]

Dibbinsdale is thought to have formed part of the boundary in the 10th and 11th centuries between the Norse colony in Wirral, to the north and west, and Anglo-Saxon Mercia to the east and south. After the Norman Conquest, the whole area became part of the Hundred of Wirral.[4]


  1. ^ "Dibbinsdale citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Dibbinsdale". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dibbinsdale". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Stephen J. Roberts, A History of Wirral, 2002, ISBN 978-1-86077-512-3

External links

  • Metropolitan Borough of Wirral: Brotherton Park & Dibbinsdale LNR
  • Metropolitan Borough of Wirral: Dibbinsdale SSSI
  • Metropolitan Borough of Wirral: Nature Conservation
  • Steven Round Bird Photography - Many wild bird images from Dibbinsdale
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