2.42 ha (5.98 acres)

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Explorer 286
OS Landranger 102

Whittle Spinney is located in the village of Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. The woodland was planted in the 1970s with mixed broadleaved species such as ash oak birch and cherry as well as coniferous species such as Larch and Scots Pine. Running alongside the M61 motorway and bounded by housing this wood is nevertheless well used by local people and other visitors going to see the limekiln within it. The line of the Lancaster Canal can be traced through the woods and there are three small areas of grassland that open out to give better views of the surrounding countryside. A further feature is a Catholic shrine to St Helen?s Well that is believed to have been under what is now the motorway.


  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


Whittle Spinney Management Plan

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