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Boilton Wood is part of the biggest, longest stretch of ancient woodland in Lancashire and is designated as a site of special scientific interest. It has probably covered this slope above the River Ribble for thousands of years.
The woods are at their best in the spring when bluebells carpet the woodland floor. Bluebells tend to grow naturally only in very old woods.
Access to Boilton Wood is across Pope Lane Field. Turn right at the roundabout along Blackpool Road (A5085). At the first set of traffic lights turn right onto Miller Road, past two rows of shops where Miller Road becomes Pope Lane. Vehicles may be parked at the end of Pope Lane and access to the Local Nature Reserve is on foot over the motorway bridge.
The site can also be accessed through Brockholes Local Nature Reserve.