GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Spring Wood Whalley

2 miles (4 km)

Follow the nature trail through delightful woodland on this easy walk in Whalley. The woods are located close to the town centre and a short walk from Whalley railway station. The area has a series of waymarked, surfaced footpaths to follow through the ancient woodland. There are twenty four different species of trees, wild garlic flowers, ponds and in the spring there are carpets of bluebells.
Spring Wood has good facilites with parking, an information centre and picnic areas. You can also extend your walk into the surrounding countryside at Wiswell where there are nice views towards Longridge Fell.
Whalley is a lovely town to stroll through so you can easily extend your walk by visiting the fascinating Whalley Abbey. In fact the monks of the abbey once owned Spring Wood. The River Calder also runs through the town so you can enjoy a waterside walk along the river too.


BB7 9DP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Spring Wood Whalley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Spring Wood Whalley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The 17th century Swan Hotel is located just to the west of the woods. They sell good quality homemade pub dishesincluding a fine Sunday Roast. You can find them on King Street at postcode BB7 9SN for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland paths are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably meet other owners on your visit. The Swan Hotel mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For a longer circular walk in the area try the Whalley Nab Walk. This heads south to visit the nearby hill before exploring the surrounding countryside and the Spring Wood Nature Reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Ribble Valley Walks and Lancashire Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Whalley Nature Reserve - - 675313

Whalley Nature Reserve. The Nature trail at Spring Wood with beautiful autumn colours.

Access for All Trail - - 486101

Access for All Trail near the car park. The start of a trail in Spring Wood which is suitable for all types of abilities

Spring Wood access for all picnic site - - 1885392

Spring Wood access for all picnic site

Spring Wood footpath from the car park towards the pond - - 1884430

Footpath from the car park towards the pond. Shows the bluebells in mid May.

Spring Wood Visitor Centre and car park - - 2266719

Spring Wood Visitor Centre and car park

From the edge of Spring Wood - - 4083832

A lovely view over the surrounding countryside from the edge of the wood.


GPS Files

GPX File

Spring Wood Whalley.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Spring Wood Whalley.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)