SD8103 : Path Through Prestwich Clough

near to Prestwich, Bury, Great Britain

Path Through Prestwich Clough
Path Through Prestwich Clough
Prestwich Clough is ancient woodland, wooded since at least 1600 and probably since the last ice age. Although heavily modified at the western end by industrial activity and in the central section by landscape planting of horse chestnut, rhododendron and Manchester poplars at the beginning of the 20th century, The Clough still retains remnants of it's ancient woodland flora.

The Clough, was opened as a park in 1906, after nine acres had been donated to Prestwich Urban District Council and a further 13 acres purchased. Following the acquisition Prestwich Council constructed a bandstand and tea rooms (now both gone) and an extensive network of footpaths. There was also an intensive programme of tree planting in the central Clough area

Prestwich Clough is designated a Site of Biological Importance in 1981 in recognition of its contribution to the wildlife heritage of Greater Manchester.

LinkExternal link Bury MBC leaflet (pdf format)
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2012
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Friday, 13 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 April, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8106 0352 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.6797N 2:17.2309W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8104 0352
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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