Woodland Walk of the Week: Redisher Woods

Redisher Woods
7 June 2016

Redisher Wood’s claim to fame is its age; it is one of the best examples of ancient woodland in Bury and has remained largely unchanged since the mid 19th century! You may just catch the last of the spring bluebells during your visit and keep an eye out for the numerous woodland bird communities that reside here. Holcombe Brook runs through the middle of the valley and is home to stone loach fish and aquatic insects such as mayflies. 

A map of the woods and the surrounding area can be found here: http://www.visitbury.com/things-to-do/redisher-wood-p298641

An example of a circular walking route can be found here: http://www.greenmountvillage.org.uk/index_files/walks/walk_5.pdf

The main entrance is via Redisher Lane but there is no parking here. Several footpaths give pedestrian access including one from Moorbottom Road and Park Road, off Bolton Road West. Buses 474, 472, 481 and others stop outside the Hare and Hounds Public House on Bolton Road West.