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The Arran Trail
LNR Type: Urban
County: Lancashire
Natural England
Regional Team:
North West
Year of Declaration: 2006
Declaring Authority: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SD 635 280
Location: Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, BB1
Owned by: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Managed by: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: By Foot: Access off the east side of the Shadsworth Road (B6130), south of Bank Lane/ Haslingden Road (A677), from Garsden Avenue and south of Arran Avenue.
By Car: Follow the Haslingden Road (B6232) from Blackburn centre or from junction 5 of the M65 towards Blackburn, taking the Shadsworth Road (B6130) north towards Shadsworth, the entrance being approx 500m on the right-hand/east-ward side.
Visitor facilities: The site is used by local primary and secondary schools. Public house on Fecitt Brow/Old Bank Lane. Paths are suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bikes. There are benches.
What to see: The site is a wildlife corridor through a housing estate. It has grassland with orchids particularly large numbers of common spotted orchid, three man made ponds and planted woodland. Smooth newts, frogs and toad breed in the open water areas. The Knuzden Brook bisects the site.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
tel: (01772) 324129

Blackburn and Darwen Council Main Contact details:
Tel: 01254 585585
Website address and other links:

Last Updated: 25/05/2013
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