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Explore Lady Clough
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Surrounded by open 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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

They must have cleaned it up since these last comments as I didn't spot any rubbish at all in the steam, unless it's all washed into the river. Place was lovely to walk through and I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

Jean Claude Ard Van Pierre, 4/Mar/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

I only just found this comment by my wife and I would like to put my side across. It is a stunning walk, there are many people out there who can appreciate nature and how it falls and all comes to an end. The colour of the place and the atmosphere from the river makes it one of my favourite walks.

I would say the only downside is the rubbish, people tip stuff over the wall in the carpark and it flows down through the tunnel. Nothing really can be done but it's 50/50 if it's clean so I guess someone's cleaning it up.

I'll beat my wife for her comment. Keep up the good work FC.

Evelyn Risners husband, 28/May/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a lovely spring walk along Lady Clough, we didn't manage to spot any newts, but the forest was beautiful and bits of it look like something from an unspoilt alpine valley.

Shame there was some flotsam in the river (looks like a bin bag of rubbish had been dumped at Birchen Bridge and washed into the watercourse in recent heavy rains). Other than that, the footpaths are minimalist and blend nicely into the scenery, the river runs clear, there's lots of signs of small mammals, lots of variety of insects and tiny wildflowers - my kids loved it!

Jonathan, 27/May/2017
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Last updated: 16th May 2018

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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


OS Grid ref: SK112914

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Opening & Parking

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

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Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

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