Lindow Common

Lindow Common SSSI ,
Racecourse Road,

Grid reference: SJ834814
Phone: 01625 374790
Site Ranger: Nicola Ginn

Map location


Lindow Common SSSI Heathland

Opening hours

Access to Lindow Common, is available at all times.

No overnight parking permitted.


  • Walking
  • General wildlife watching
  • Educational visits
  • Guided walks and events (see Ranger event pages)


  • Lindow Common SSSI leaflet (PDF, 1.17MB)
  • 2 Car parks - One opposite the Boddington Arms public house the 2nd close to the junction of Racecourse Road and Racecourse Park.
  • Wheelchair/pushchair accessible route around the site
  • Dog waste bins at both car parks

About Lindow Common

Lindow Common

  • Did you know that Lindow Common in Wilmslow features one of the world’s most threatened habitats?
  • The importance of Lindow’s heathland is such that it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
  • As well as areas of heather, visitors can appreciate the other habitats, which add to the Common’s richness – a fringe of woodland, wet mires and Black Lake.
  • A surfaced path offers easy access to Black Lake and informal paths criss-cross the site.
  • To find out more about the site, how it is managed and the latest site news please see the Lindow Common activities and information page.
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Page last reviewed: 21 September 2023