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.