Tag: Woodland

Formby Point

Formby Point is a National Trust site between Southport and Liverpool.  The site is important as it hosts an isolated population of red squirrels that inhabit a small stand of Scots Pines. The pine cones grow on slender branches which provide food for the red squirrels, but are out of reach of the heavier greys,…


Spring Wood, Whalley

Spring Wood is a small woodland area just outside Whalley in Lancashire.  As the name suggests, it is best visited in spring, when there is a profusion of bluebells and wild garlic carpeting the ground – one of the best displays in the North West of England. There is a shorter low mobility trail, and…


Lytham Green Drive and Witch Wood

Lytham is well known for its windmill and the open space of Lytham Green adjacent to the Ribble Estuary.  Less well known to visitors is that there are two stretches of woodland running through the town that can be combined to make a pleasant stroll.  These are Green Drive and Witch Wood.  We have visited…