This site was opened for planting memorial trees in May 2007. The planting site is accessed by a very good metal and stone pathway, leading from the main gate off the road. Visitors to the site are permitted to park near the entrance of the memorial forest, which makes access to the planting area relatively easy. However due to the natural terrain of the site, which is quite steep in certain areas, the site isn’t suitable for clients who require disabled and/or wheelchair access. It is recommended that stout shoes are worn when visiting the area.
The views from the ‘Life for a Life’ memorial forest are, to say the least, fantastically beautiful. The whole of the location forms part of the West Pennine Moors and view from Winter Hill and the Blackburn section of the Pennine Range can be clearly seen regardless of weather conditions.
As in all of the ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Forest sites, the wildlife is abundant. Without doubt, this site will become a very popular site and will stretch from the quaint kissing gate at the entrance of the forest over the other side, where beautiful views of Chorley and the Preston Plain can be easily viewed. This site will benefit the Hospices specifically for children under the age of 16.
Access to the site can be made on foot from the gate where Heapey Fold Lane and Higher House Lane meet. It is recommended that you visit the memorial forest before your planting day.
English Oak, Scots Pine, Silver Birch, Mountain Ash (Rowan)