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Spring Wood

Spring Wood offers an area of informal recreation with various tracks and paths through the woods. There are also several picnic areas throughout the woods for your enjoyment. At the summit panoramic views of Longridge Fell and Waddington Fell can be seen making it well worth the climb. Situated on the main A671 road this site provides a good base for walking on Pendle Hill. Short walks are also available into the historical town of Whalley where you can visit the ancient abbey. The picnic site also offers an ideal base for walks along the River Ribble and short woodland nature trails through the mature mixed woodland which is particularly noted for its carpet of bluebells in spring.

There is a low mobility trail and Spring Wood is also the hub of the Lancashire Cycleway where the routes to the north and south meet, making it an ideal spot to stretch your legs and plan your onward journey.

Facilities

Car Parking

Situated off the A671 about half a mile to the east of Whalley and five miles to the north east of the centre of Blackburn. Access to the site is from the A671 via a metalled road with a height restriction of 2.13m. The entrance and exit road is controlled by traffic lights, and there are toilet facilities in the main car park. Parking charges apply.

Disabled Facilities

The car parks are all metalled and the first car park on the left has three designated blue badge holder bays. These bays are 2.7m wide and are within 16m of the visitor centre and a Radar toilet. The route from the bays to the building is smooth and level and the immediate surroundings of the building are paved, giving good visual contrast. The centres door opens outwards, 77cm. wide. There are three purpose designed picnic tables overlooking the wooded stream within 15m of the parking bays. These tables can accommodate six people, three in wheelchairs and are 73cm high. The designated parking bays are 50m from the refreshment van and 80m from the start of the woodland trails. The trails lead into the deciduous woods and eventually to the view point over the Ribble Valley. These trails are constructed of crushed stone and although being steep and muddy in places are accessible, with care, to a limited degree.

Routes and Walks