Sunnyhurst Wood

Sunnyhurst Wood is is an 85 acre wooded valley and is a prime location for family walks and picnics.

The site won the prestigious Green Flag Award status in 2005 and has retained it since. It was also declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2005 and was designated a Biological Heritage Site in 1993 by Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

A wealth of wildlife, both woodland birds and plant life, can be found in the wood. Some 702 species of plant, bird, invertebrate and mammal have been recorded or observed in the wood.

Water is a special feature of Sunnyhurst; heron and kingfisher can often be seen at Dingle Lodges and the Moat.

The community is very much involved in the wood through the Friends of Sunnyhurst Wood group.