This is one of over 1,000 woods across the UK cared for by the Woodland Trust.
Lady Mabel's Wood is a 65 acre woodland close to the centre of Wigan and next to Haigh Hall Country Park. The site came into Woodland Trust ownership in September 1994, and 50% of the area was planted with native species of broadleaved woodlands and 48% has been dedicated to paths and meadows, with the remainder accommodating alder.
The site is bounded by mature woodland to the south, a canal and golf course to the east, and pasture to the north and west.
The site is popular with dog walkers and ramblers and due to its urban fringe location is accessible to a large number of people. Many of the footpaths crossing the site link to public rights of way and open areas such as Haigh Hall Country Park and the Leeds Liverpool canal towpath.