A Woodland Welcome Wood
Bradshaw Meadow Woodlands
A BOLTON METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL WOOD
2.68 ha (6.62 acres)
By car at Bradshaw Brow, A676 at BL2 3JS. There is a small car park, or access by foot over Daubenton’s bridge from Longsight Park. This is a natural site with a wealth of biodiversity, including a Site of Biological Importance (SBI) around Bradshaw Brook. It has a pleasant circular pathway up to the river which is very attractive and access to the wider park via a bridge over the river. There is a central football pitch.
The Friends of Longsight Park were awarded a Community Green Flag for this site in 2020. There is signage and maps of tree species in the car park, no toilets or drinks facilities, two benches and one litter bin.
The RHS path is firm underfoot but becomes muddy circling back on the left (as viewed from the car park). Bolton Arboretum is a great place to explore evergreens, with coastal redwoods, giant redwood and Douglas fir as well as cherry accolade and giant white cherries.