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Secrets of Preston: Clough Copse

Clough Copse

I ventured out on another local walk recently, this time to a little patch of broadleaved woodland owned and maintained by The Woodland Trust. It’s called Clough Copse, a 3.95 acre site that is popular with dog walkers and joggers. Located in Fulwood, Preston, it sits amid steep valleys and is surrounded by a large supermarket and housing – yet when I’ve been there it feels as if urban and suburban life is many, many miles away.

According to the Trust, trees include oak, ash, sycamore, holly, beech, elder, hazel and cherry. It was the start of March when I visited so I didn’t notice any flowers but I’ve heard bluebells, dog’s mercury, and red campion can be seen here. The little stream flows towards Savick Brook, which can be seen in Highgate Wood, which I wrote about recently.

These little refuges are fantastic for wildlife, for flora and fauna, but they’re also vital for us humans to reconnect with nature and recharge our batteries.

Clough Copse
Clough Copse


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12 thoughts on “Secrets of Preston: Clough Copse

    1. It certainly is, especially at the moment. I must visit in April as that’s a good time for bluebells. There’s another woodland near me and it’s covered with bluebells in April but I haven’t seen Clough Copse’s bluebells yet.


    1. That’s a good way to describe their woodlands – the green lungs of the city. Very important for wildlife and humans, especially during these lockdowns. Fernyhalgh Wood and Mason Wood are also very enjoyable places to walk.

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  1. I love the name of this place Clare and I would love to tag along with you. Did you see all those trees you mention? I know you said you were going to make an effort to learn all the various trees. I agree about getting out in nature to recharge our batteries, especially after this horrible year.

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  2. I recognised the oaks and holly trees but not learnt the others yet. I have started noticing the leaves etc on trees more than I used to but keep forgetting to take a guide book with me! ☺

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  3. I enjoy your posts, Clare. I will be over in the UK for work sometime later this year, and your blog has given me some ideas for walks in nature and places to visit, time depending. Last left the UK in 1993, so it’s been a while!

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