Sunnyhurst Wood & Visitor Centre

Sunnyhurst Woods

Contact Information

Off Earnsdale Road

Tel: 01254 701545

Paths meander up the steeped sided valley beside Sunnyhurst Brook, past the paddling pool, over ornate bridges up to Earnsdale reservoir, onto Darwen moor, Jubilee tower and beyond.
With seven miles of footpaths in a glorious natural setting, this beautiful woodland covers 85 acres, and is a beautiful location for family walks and picnics.. The Olds Keeper's Cottage now serves as a visitor centre and art gallery, where visitors can enjoy refreshments whilst picking up information on the history of this area of outstanding beauty.

The Centre is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays (winter times 12noon-3.30pm and Nov-March/Summer April-Oct 1pm-4.30pm).

Road Directions

Travel along the A666 to Darwen, the main entrance to Sunnyhurst Wood is on Earnsdale Road which is signposted off the A666 (Blackburn to Bolton Road), one mile from jct 4, M65.

Public Transport Directions

For details of public transport contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040

For information out of normal office hours call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or National Rail 08457 48 49 50


  • National Awards Green Flag Award 2009

Opening Times

1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

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