Know before you go
Waterproof boots required as must cross a stream to gain access to the reserve
Contact the Trust
When to visit
Opening timesOpen by permit only - contact the Trust
Best time to visitSpring
About the reserve
This wood is part of the much bigger Dibbinsdale woodland that runs from Clatterbridge through to Brotherton Park. Dibbinsdale is an SSSI, notified 1989 .
The woodland lies near to the popular Raby Mere and is separated from Thornton and Foxes Wood by two roadways. As with the other two woods, the ground flora during spring is impressive with large blankets of bluebell, moschatel and wood anemone.
Birds species too are numerous with many nesting and feeding opportunities in these well structured woodlands. Species include chiffchaff, dunnock and treecreeper.