Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Viridor Wood is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Viridor Wood, Wigan
Sat Nav Postcode: WN4 8TL
By Car

The wood is located off A58 Bolton Road.

OS Grid Ref
SD594007

53.5045, -2.60798196

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Viridor Wood. There is a small car park available.

 

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

There are no waymarked walking trails, and no easy access route.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4340

Enjoy an afternoon strolling through Viridor Wood's peaceful grasslands and beautiful orchids

Formerly made up of the iconic Mains Colliery and a dairy farm, Viridor Wood was also part of the ancient Coffin Trail.

The woodland is interspersed with open grassland, affording some fantastic views and playing host to a wide variety of wildlife and plants including Orchids.

The lovingly hand-crafted pieces of wooden artwork dotted around the site serve to help make the wood perfect for an afternoon stroll.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Cycling & mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Dog walking
  • Picnic area

Whether you're a seasoned naturalist or enthusiast amateur it's easy to take part, just start recording wildlife on your next visit...

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Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Viridor Wood and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Explore the stunning scenery of Viridor Wood on horseback. There are tracks at Viridor Wood with hardstanding paths, however these are not waymarked trails and are shared with other forest users. 

No permit is needed to ride at Viridor Wood.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Viridor Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

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