One of the most picturesque woodlands in the Borough, the small clough valley of Fairy Glen can be found near Appley Bridge, Wigan.
The secluded atmosphere of the Glen provides an ideal home for a
variety of wildlife.
Designated as a Biological Heritage Site for its ancient woodland
of oak, birch, ash and alder, the woodland floor may be covered
with bluebells, wild garlic, ferns, and red campion.
The waters of Sprodley Brook have, over time, cut down through the
underlying sandstone to create the steep Fairy Glen valley, which
has spectacular waterfalls and cliff faces.
Panasonic Lumix G1, 14mm lens.