BCS70 woodland FAQs

1) How can I find the BCS70 woodland?

To find the exact location of the BCS70 woodland and a bench with a dedication to the study members, go to what3words.com (external link) and enter the following words:

The woodland is accessed via Delph Lane in Bleasdale, Forest of Bowland. Please use the postcode PR3 1UN to identify the correct road. Don’t get confused with another nearby Delph Lane near the M6 as this is not the correct road.

Please use the car park located on Delph Lane (Delph Lane car park, also sometimes called the Delph Quarry car park) when visiting the BCS70 woodland. You can see the car park location on Google Maps (external link). The car park is free of charge and can accommodate approximately five vehicles. There are no toilets.

Once parked, face the road and walk left (North), up the hill along the road for half a mile until you see a wooden ‘Public footpath’ sign on your right which takes you into the BCS70 woodland. Traffic is normally light but please be careful when walking on this road.

In the woodland follow the path and after one minute you will see a bench with a dedication to 1970 British Cohort Study members .

2) Is there a free car park close by?

Yes, there is a free car park located on Delph Lane (Delph Lane car park, also sometimes called the Delph Quarry car park). Use the postcode PR3 1UN to find Delph Lane.

3) Are there any facilities at the BCS70 woodland?

No, the woodland is in a rural location chosen for natural beauty and tranquillity, and there are no facilities nearby.

4) Is there phone signal at the woodland?

There was a good phone signal when we visited the site but there was no 3G or 4G coverage.

5) Can you visit the BCS70 woodland as part of a longer walk?

Yes, there is a scenic walk that goes through the BCS70 woodland. The Forest of Bowland has produced a map with details of this walk (external link).

6) Can you visit the BCS70 woodland by public transport?

The woodland is difficult to visit without a car. The car park is located 13.9 miles from Preston railway station and 13.3 from Lancaster railway station. Local buses can you get you closer to the location, but you will need a taxi to reach the site if you don’t have your own vehicle. Taxi drivers may not be familiar with this area so please give them very specific instructions and check the fare first.

7) Are there any cafés or pubs nearby?

There are cafés and pubs in Garstang, a local market town. It will take approximately 15 minutes to drive to Garstang from the woodland.