This picturesque 83-hectare park was created on the former Silverdale Colliery and provides an enticing venue for the public to enjoy and where nature can thrive. The park has two distinct areas – the Waste Farm Plateau and The Void.
The Waste Farm Plateau is a scenic largely open grassland landscape with a number of distinct level changes created as a result of the stockpiled colliery spoil. The plateaus are separated by embankments colonised with natural grass, wildflowers including orchids and young trees.
The highest point of the plateau, affords extensive views to the surrounding area. Skylarks are already abundant on the park 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, although it is inaccessible to the public, many local people are members of the society.
The second area, The Void, is a spectacular steeply sloping bowl. The striking Southern Pool dominates the base of the bowl and attracts a variety of wild fowl, whilst birds such as Lapwings and Plover nest around the surrounding shallow wetlands. Buzzards can often be seen hunting over the wetlands, a testament to the rich wildlife on the park. In January 2015 The Void area of Silverdale Country Park was designated as a Site of Biological Importance (SBI) because of the important wildlife habitats in this half of the park.