Forestry operations are taking place in this area. Walking trails are temporarily closed. Thanks for bearing with us.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Lady Clough is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Lady Clough is located in the Peak District. 

Derbyshire, East Midlands
Sat Nav Postcode: S33 0BJ
OS Grid Ref

53.419284, -1.8329442

Parking and prices

Parking is located in the lay-by on the A57, north of the Snake Pass Inn.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Surrounded by open moor, Lady Clough clings to the sides of a steep wet valley

Predominantly coniferous with broadleaved glades, the woodland offers interesting walks for the more adventurous rambler.

At a glance

  • Walking trail
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Starting below the lay-by, the trail heads southwards along the river valley through open woodland affording excellent views of the open moor.

The trail crosses into Urchin Clough and a bridge crosses the stream where a footpath leads to the Snake Inn.

The trail leads back into the forest along the stream and climbs steeply back to the lay-by.

Sensible footwear is needed all year round.

Nearby forests

Goyt Valley frosty landscape

Stunning views across the Errwood Reservoir, picturesque natural scenery and endless rolling hills make Goyt Valley the perfect location for an adventurous day out in the Peak District. 

The Peak District National Park Authority, United Utilities and Forestry England work together to provide access and conservation management for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Sun rays through trees

The Wharncliffe Woods steep terrain creates a popular venue for both mountain biking and strenuous walking, without going to the Peak District!

The Woods have a rich post industrial history with many quarry workings hidden within the woods. Amongst the trees, numerous streams meander down the hillside.



With paths that twist and turn through the woodland, great views and open spaces, Wombwell Wood provides the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure or even a stroll with your dog.

Shaded forest woodland walk

Rochdale Woodlands is a haven for wildlife. Woodpeckers, dippers and kingfishers are a regular sighting, along with many other species.

With mature broadleaf trees and coppiced willow, Rochdale also supports a healthy population of woodland birds.

Meadowfields (off Albert Royd Street) is a mix of woodland and expansive open grassland on the banks of the River Roch.

There is also wet grassland areas, providing a fantastic habitat for frogs, toads and insects.

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