Mike’s Wood was created in appreciation of a former Secretary of the Friends, Mike Houston. A generous local member, Ann Beddard helped us with this by giving us some land she owned, so enabling us to create a 4.81 ha native wood. During 1993/4 oak, alder, ash, birch, rowan, scots pine, hawthorn and juniper were planted. We have created a footpath through the wood, linking into other routes and also to Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s woodland.

A free leaflet for this walk is available to download here.

Reasons to visit:

  • 36 different bird species have been recorded in the wood, including the Goldcrest, the UK’s smallest bird
  • Lovely views out of the wood south towards Morecambe Bay
  • See conservation in action with the “dead hedging” around young hazel to keep the deer off!
  • Bluebells in the spring 
  • Visit any time of the year, for a great walk and maybe enjoy a coffee at WILFS cafe afterwards.