About Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve
Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve (LNR) offers visitors almost 50 hectares of woodland, heathland and wetland either side of the steep-sided river
valley of Woodnook Water running a linear path along the old railway line from Platts Lodge, Ormerod Street in Accrington to the Kearns Allens lodges in Baxenden.
The 16 different habitats that supports the varied wildlife of the area is interwoven with an industrial legacy that includes demolished mill buildings, former mill lodges and the site of the old Accrington to Manchester railway line. The railway line closed in 1966 and is now a 2.8km multi-user trackway suitable for Leisure activities.