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

Activities at Viridor Wood

Firecrest bird
Forest Find | Viridor Wood
Close up of a mountain bike
Cycling at Viridor Wood
Horse rider in orange high vis slowly trotting past a walker in the forest
Horse riding at Viridor Wood
Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Viridor Wood
Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter
Walking at Viridor Wood

Nearby forests

field with rocks

As a former coal mine, Colliers Wood forms an interconnected area of woodlands and grassland surrounding Higher Folds. The various footpaths offer quite a lot of opportunity for exploration and discovery.

There has been recent planting near Cooling Lane which is now coming into fruition. From Queensway, there is access to an area once used by bird watchers.

Colliers Wood is located approximately ten miles west of Manchester. 

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!

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. 

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