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Interpretation and Access Improvements

The Woodlands - Wheels for All

In 2010, Sparth Road Woodland was identified by the charity Cycling Projects as a great place for their disabled cycle user group who previously spent their weekly sessions cycling in circles on Wilsons running track. Partnering up with Lancashire County Council, Hyndburn Borough Council and the PROSPECTS Foundation funding was sought and secured for an access improvement project.

Prospects were involved with the project by working with the Young People's Service to organise wood carving workshops to create sculptures for the Woodland. Prospects also developed a 12 months programmes of community events ranging from woodland management to bird box making.

The project was funded by Lancashire Environmental Fund, Big Lottery Changing Spaces and Lancashire County Council.

Cut Wood Park and Spout House Woodland - Intrepretation Boards

Rishton PROSPECTS Panel and Huncoast Community Forum both wanted to highlight the variety of bird and tree species at their local and valued green spaces. Awards for All Lottery grants funded both projects. In Rishton at Cut Wood Park 2 bird interpretation boards were installed along with bird boxes which were made by Norden High Schools Green Team. At Spout House Woodland in Huncoat, a bird and tree interpretation boards were installed along with several bird and bat boxes.

Priestley Clough Riverside Walk

A new circular route has been created through Priestley Clough Biological Heritage Site (BHS) in Woodnook.  This new riverside walk links up with the cycle route along Woodnook Vale and is pushchair and tramper/mobility scooter accessible.  Nature Walks in Hyndburn has contributed towards the project financiallly enabling the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to manage the improvement work with contractors and volunteers.