Vicarage Lane, Ruff Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Tel: 01695 622794
Get directions to Ruff Wood (external link)
Ruff Wood is a haven for wildlife and is an ideal spot for quiet
walks and contemplation.
The wood covers 19 acres of mixed woodland on the east side of
Ormskirk and was donated to the council in 1912 by a local
There is a circular path and many link routes around the wood which
has Biological Heritage Site status due to the presence of the red
Old and gnarled oak and silver birch trees play host to a wide
variety of birds and insects, whilst autumn brings many interesting
types of fungi.
In the centre of the wood the remains of an old quarry are all that
is left of an important site which provided sandstone to build
houses in Ormskirk in the 19th century.
The Ruff Wood site map (available for download above) highlights
wheelchair friendly paths.