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Explore Windy Bank
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Formerly farmland and situated next door to Bedford Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest, Windy Bank is now a wonderful mix of hay meadows, ponds and mature native woodland. 

Fields are grazed to maintain wildlife rich grassland. Dragonflies are particularly abundant in Spring and Summer.

One of the main reasons to visit Windy Bank are the stunning northern views over to Winter Hill and beyond.

The Glazebrook Trail runs through the site, as does the worlds first ever passenger railway line. 

What do other visitors say?

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hi all there are two small areas of japanease knotweed just as you enter the site on the access road on the left is there a policy for control cheers mike

mike, 15/Apr/2018

Afternoon Mike, Thanks for flagging this Japanese Knotweed up. It's great to see people taking an interest in the woodland. I've spoken to the Forester who covers the site. He's aware of it and says that they'll look to treat it at the same time as forestry operations or general maintenance comes around. Thanks again.

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Last updated: 17th July 2018

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Horse riding
  • Running
  • Parking
  • Bents Garden Centre affords a short walk in to the site.
  • Walking
  • https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Glazebrook+Timberland+Trail
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SJ68369733

Get directions


Delamere Office

0300 067 4340

Opening & Parking

Bents Garden Centre affords a short walk in to the site.

Useful sites

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