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Explore Lady Clough
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.5/5)

Surrounded by open bleak moor this plantation clings to the sides of a steep wet valley.

Predominantly coniferous with broadleaved glades, the woodland offers interesting walks for the more adventurous rambler.

The valley is bisected by Lady Clough which drains off the moor and into the River Ashop.

 

Lady Clough Forest Walks (Blue Trail)
  • Moderate
2 mile circular trail on moderate terrain.
Lady Clough Forest Walks (White trail)
  • Moderate
1.5 mile circular walk.

What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

I was quite shocked because the wood seemed very neglected and full of dead trees and fallen branches...was a bit of a sad sight or is that normal in March ?

Evelyn Risner, 10/Mar/2015

Any fallen trees and/or branches which are not obstructing paths or tracks will usually be left. These form an important part of the ecosystem of the forest as deadwood habitat for many organisms including insects, fungi and other flora and fauna. It's important to bear in mind that these woodlands are not managed as parks, but as working woods where timber is harvested, habitats are created and maintained, and recreation is simply one aspect of management.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

This was fantastic. We followed the blue trail which seems longer then 2 miles even though it says 2 above (more like 3-4 miles but that could be just us guessing). It took about 1.30-2 hours. Beautiful scenery, forest regions, rivers, small waterfalls. Lovely walk for the family or light trekkers. To find it go to 'Snake Pass In' then go up the hill on main road until you hit a corner veering left with parking on the right (of corner) set back slightly. Park up then, carefully, cross the road and down the hill to the Forest. There is a map at the bottom there explaining the two walks.

Joshua, 8/Feb/2014

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Last updated: 14th April 2016

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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Parking is located in the lay-by on the A57, north of the Snake Pass Inn.
  • Walking
  • Follow the blue and white trails.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SK112914

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Contact

Opening & Parking

Parking
Parking is located in the lay-by on the A57, north of the Snake Pass Inn.

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.