Bluebell Woods, Fazakerly is an NHS Forest project which is created, supported and used by Aintree University NHS Trust hospital - a large teaching hospital providing accident and emergency services in Liverpool and Altcourse Prison.
This site joined the NHS Forest in 2014, and features a five hectare woodland currently being improved by volunteers. The site is sandwiched between Aintree University NHS Trust Hospital and Altcourse Prison and forms part of the Communities Fazakerley Woods and Fields Nature Reserve. It is a vital part of the Liverpool green spaces mosaic and forms a link with other open spaces and it lies within the designation of the Fazakerley Ecology Park complex and forms a crucial part of the Park’s green infrastructure.
Natural England provided a grant which enabled the path to be upgraded in 2014 to an all-weather path. This has been welcomed by hospital staff / visitors / patients / local residents who are now provided with easier access to the woodland.