The entrance on Hadbutt Road (off Manchester Road) is temporarily closed.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Colliers Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us

Colliers Wood is located approximately ten miles west of Manchester. 

Higher Folds, Greater Manchester
Sat Nav Postcode: WN7 2YP
By Public Transport

Accessible off Leigh to Manchester Guided bus way.

OS Grid Ref

53.502924, -2.4808925

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Colliers Wood. 

On-street parking is available only. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

There are no waymarked walking trails.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4340

Activities at Colliers Wood

Orienteering compass
Orienteering at Colliers Woods
Dog walking in autumn among leaves
Walking at Colliers Wood

Nearby forests


Popular with walkers, cyclists and wildlife watchers, there is a network of over 5km of trails around the woodland, and visitors can enjoy the striking wooden viewpoint created by artist Richard Caink.

Part of the Abram Flashes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve, Viridor Wood features a mix of woodland, grassland and fishing lakes.

Barn Owl

A number of paths link together areas of open grassland and young woodland across this hillside site.

The young trees provide incredible displays in autumn, and at dusk you may well see hunting barn owls.

Lakeside path at Drinkwater Path

Situated in Greater Manchester, Drinkwater Park is home to a diverse mix of native woodland, open meadows and borders the River Irwell. It is connected by a superb network of paths making it the perfect location for a leisurely stroll, blood-pumping run or if you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Footpath through trees at Sutton Manor

Sutton Manor is a 230 acre site located in St Helens next to the M62 on the former Sutton Manor Colliery. At its highest point it is over 200m above sea level.

In 2001 the former spoil heap was transformed into a community woodland and wildlife haven for the local community and visitors to enjoy. Over 2 million trees were planted!

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