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Ruff Wood dog walk near Ormskirk, Lancashire


This overgrown ancient quarry gives a good compact wooded walk with the benefit of a wheelchair accessible path to access most parts. This place is sacred to the local dog walkers and I have only witnessed one "unsociable" dog, or owner in over 10 years of visits. The squirrels will give your loose running dog a run for their money The birdlife is amazing too, today I listened to one of the woodpeckers flushing out her nest. There is free parking limited time on Vicarage lane. And of course plenty of muddy pools this March for the Spaniels and Retrievers to enjoy. 5 mins from A59 Ormskirk


GPS coords for car park: 53.5593, -2.8647  Ormskirk town centre has free parking limited to 1 hour at the Aldi/MacDonalds car park and has a very dog friendly Starbucks with free Pupachinos for the furry kids. Also the Nordic Lounge is a very dog friendly restaurant with bowls and treats.


Parking is at the corner of Ruff Lane and Vicarage lane, there is an accessible entrance on this corner and another one 200 yards down Vicarage lane. But able bodied walkers can step over a small wall (24") to access, proceed through the trees and you will reach a path of compacted stone. Turn left to go clockwise and right to go the other. 

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Edited: 29th March 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.