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.
What do other visitors say?
2 StarsEvelyn Risner, 10/Mar/2015
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 ?
Forestry Commission Response
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.
5 StarsJoshua, 8/Feb/2014
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.