Our top three Lancashire woodland walks

Take in the changing seasons and pay a visit to Lancashire’s marvellous woodland…

Beacon Fell, Goosnargh

Not just woodland, Beacon Fell Country Park covers almost 192 acres in total including moorland and farmland. Extremely rich in wildlife, it’ll be hard not to spot rabbits, deer, stoats and weasels enjoying the autumn habitat. In the warmer months, you’ll be in awe at the various dragonflies and damselflies dancing around the ponds. It’s practical too, with a car park, toilets and picnic areas.

Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley

Perhaps the ultimate Lancashire woodland walk, The Forest of Bowland is well-known for its dense woods, with firm roots since which have been around since before the 1600s. There’s plenty to explore with over 200 hectares of upland oak and mixed ash woodland habitat, situated within the valleys of the rivers Hindburn, Roeburn, Ribble and Hodder. Keep your eyes out for badgers, foxes various bats, and a rich mix of birds of prey.

Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton Cleveleys

For those eager to learn, the Wyre Estuary Country Park has a woodland and geology explorers trail, perfect for discovering local wildlife and native trees. And, not just for walking, there’s also the opportunity to ride bikes or enjoy a horse ride.