Whinney Hill is an industrial reclamation site, covering 15.20 hectares, which was landscaped and planted with trees a number of decades ago.
Whinney Hill is an industrial reclamation site, covering 15.20 hectares, which was landscaped and planted with trees a number of decades ago. The site now forms a green buffer between the landfill site at Whinney Hill, Accrington and a large area of housing. The site is owned by Lancashire County Council and consists of three linked woodlands, a meadow and an old pond.
The key elements of the Whinney Hill project are based around improving access into and through the site, and habitat improvement works to enhance the existing flora and fauna.
Our Conservation Officer, Roger Plum, has been working on the site with a group of volunteers carrying out the woodland management and access works and work to date has included removing Himalayan Balsam, installing new entrance gates, noticeboard, bird boxes, benches, and way markers, step and footpath improvements, tree felling and more.
Whinney Hill is now part of our Hyndburn's Woodlands project so work will be continuing on the site for a further three years.
To get involved or for more information contact Roger Plum on 01254 230348 or
07974 626835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.