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Redisher Wood is the fourth site that has been selected as a local nature reserve. This wooded valley at the base of Holcombe Hill, in the north of Bury, is one of the best ancient woodland sites in the borough.

In late Spring, the steep valley sides are carpeted with bluebells, as well as lesser celandine lining the banks of Holcombe Brook as it passes through the middle of the valley. The woods are also home to a number of important woodland bird communities.

Given the importance of the site for flora and fauna, the main aims of future management are to:

  • Encourage woodland regeneration through the spreading of native flora by planting trees and woodland wildflowers
  • Diversify the age structure of the woodland to ensure it can be enjoyed by future generations
  • Upgrade and maintain the existing footpath network
  • Provide discreet waymarking and interpretation

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