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Exploring Walker Fold Woods

There was a cold wind blowing today and it looked like it might rain, so I opted to take a walk around Walker Fold Woods. We hadn’t been in there for some months, and it was quite dry underfoot (it can be a bit boggy in places sometimes) so I parked the car in the lane opposite Walker Fold Farm and took Brett, Molly and Sam about 50 yardsd down the road to the stile into the woods.

Entering Walker Fold Woods.

Entering Walker Fold Woods.

The information board at the entrance to the woods was very intertesting. Here is an extract from it.

“Walker Fold Woods is a mixed woodland of 7 hectares (17.5 acres), containing conifer woodland of mainly Japanese Larch and Scots Pine planted between 1957 and 1960. The broadleaf woods in Roscow’s Tenement Clough and Sheep Cote Green Gully (the two left-most vertical dark green areas on the map) are Semi-Ancient Woodlands which have been wooded since at least 1600AD,Native trees of Oak, Birch, Rowan, Alder and Willow share the wood with introduced Beech and Sycamore. The woodland is part of the Smithills Estate which was sold to Bolton Corporation in 1938 by the Ainsworth family. The woods are now managed by Bolton Metro Leisure Services Department.

The wood provide a home for a range of wildlife, including many bird species and the shy Roe Deer.”

Closeup of the information board.

Closeup of the information board.

Iron footbridge over Dean Brook.

Iron footbridge over Dean Brook.

Tunnel taking Dean Brook under Walker Fold Road.

Tunnel taking Dean Brook under Walker Fold Road.

A place to sit and admire the view.

A place to sit and admire the view.

Wooden footbridge over Dean Brook.

Wooden footbridge over Dean Brook.

Brett, Sam and Molly checking their pee-mails. ;-)

Brett, Sam and Molly checking their pee-mails. 😉

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One comment on “Exploring Walker Fold Woods

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl
    September 10, 2013

    Haha, peemails!

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