Whinney Hill woodland is made up of two sites, East and West but as they join together it is treated as one site for the condition assessment.
to cover both sites.
Site: Whinney Hill No.1 (East)
(Cricket Club End)
Location: Main access points on Livingstone Road and Thorneyholme Road, Accrington
Grid Reference: SD 7617 2991
Size of site: 8.61 hectares
Initial Planting Year: 1987 Age: 30 years
Flat land associated with the former brick-shale quarry / waste tip reclaimed and planted by Lancashire County Council in 1987 and 1989. A large urban broadleaf woodland with good footpath access and intense public usage. Crossed by many public footpaths. Preponderance of willow and alder. Much potential for community involvement and habitat development. PROSPECTS’ involvement to date with grant funded management and improvement has been very positive and demonstrates what can be achieved in one year with volunteer effort.
Site: Whinney Hill No.2 (West)
Location: Livingstone Road / Whinney Hill Road, Accrington
Grid Reference: SD 7574 3023
Size of site: 6.50 hectares
Initial Planting Year: 1993 Age: 24 years
A former brick-shale quarry / waste tip and associated land, reclaimed and planted by Lancashire County Council in 1993.