Having kept the dog "on lead" during our trip to Dunsop Bridge we decided to stop off at the Spring Wood picnic site, just off the A671 near Whalley, for a quick run around on our return.
Although the site is small the woodland paths are plesant and we managed to find a couple of spots for a game of fetch. It took us around 20 minutes to do a circuit of the permiter path. The lower end of the site runs very close to the A671 so it's not particularly tranquil, especially after a day in the wilds near Dunsop Bridge.
The woods themselves are an example of Lancashire's "historic" woodland so it's sensible to keep to the paths and not let your dog rampage through the carpet of bluebells and wild garlic that develops every sring. Judging by the foliage already deveoping it's going to be an impressive display of colour this year so a visit in April or May would be well worthwhile.
Doggy rating 6/10