15.43 ha (38.13 acres)

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Explorer 287
OS Landranger 103

Created in 2005 to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar and named after one of Nelson?s fleet this broadleaf woodland with 15000 trees includes oak ash alder birch rowan hazel hawthorn and holly. A variety of flora has also been encouraged by deep ploughing and seeding open areas to provide a visual display. It occupies a prominent position with good views of Darwen Tower and visitors can enjoy a network of paths open ground meadow areas and a small pond which has been restored.


  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


Polyphemus Management Plan

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