9.69 ha (23.94 acres)

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A heavily wooded area on the southern flank of Winter Hill, south of George's Lane, near Rivington Pike. There is a small car park on the corner of George's Lane and Old Rake Lane. Until the mid-20th century, Wilder's Wood was much smaller than today being mainly confined to the area of Wilder's Clough. The larger area of Wilderswood Plantation was planted with beech, alder, Corsican and Lodgepole pines in 1959 and, later, Hybrid Larch to replace dead pines. Quite steep in places; good pathways.