Enjoy a stroll through Viridor Wood's peaceful grasslands and beautiful orchids
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.
Formerly made up of the iconic Mains Colliery and a dairy farm, Viridor Wood was also part of the ancient Coffin Trail. However since 2001 this previously industrial site has been transformed into a beautiful greenspace for local people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish, and as a source of sustainably grown timber for UK industry.
At a glance
- Over 5km of surfaced trails, a great place for walking, cycling and horse riding
- Fishing lake
- Dogs welcome
- Rich with wildlife habitats