Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Day 09 Stroll through a Woods

This evening I decided to take a drive out to Ruff Wood near Ormskirk, approximately 7 miles from my house.  Accompanying me for this random act of wildness was my eldest daughter, who always enjoys a drive out in the car and a stroll through the woods.  We'd not been here before so I was quite looking forward to seeing what it had to offer.

According to the West Lancashire Council website the woods covers 19 acres of mixed woodland and has Biological Heritage Site status due to the presence of red squirrels.  In the centre of the wood is the remains of an old quarry which once provided sandstone to build houses in Ormskirk during the 19th century.

Entrance to the woods

The wheelchair friendly
path through the woods


More wheelchair friendly path

Owl Sculpture

the non-wheelchair friendly 
woodland path

Small water hole

Nettles, ferns and rock

Rock walls

Sprouting fern

Littered pine cones

Stumps and cones

Real evidence of a quarry

Nice vantage point

Rock and fern

Rusty trees

Feather on the ground

Ferns and steps

Green and grey

Rocks and overhanging growth

View down into quarry

Enjoying some quiet time

The commotion above

Quarry wall

Orange and green

New growth


A bench for contemplation

New Oak Leaves

Exploring one of the trails

Scarth Hill Water Tower


  1. Looks a lovely wood and within driveable distance for me too - will keep a note of it. I'm sure I've seen that water tower before. Well done for keeping the daily blogging going too - I'm having a break from screen time though not from the challenge.

  2. Looks a great wood to explore especially as its not too far to drive. I'd been hoping to visit some new places on my challenge but just not finding the time.

  3. Looks like a great wood with lots of interesting features - your photos are wonderful:)

  4. It looks a lovely place - and red squirrels too! I visited Lancashire every so often so will have to note this wood for a future visit.

  5. Ooh, definately a place to visit. I'm often at edge hill visiting my niece! sarah