Dean Wood lies between Wigan and Skelmersdale and is right in the rural heartland of West Lancashire. As such there are some superb and beautiful places to visit and stay at when you're around the area. Rufford Old Hall, Knowsley Safari Park, Darwen Tower and historic Preston Guildhall are amongst the many riches the region has to offer.
Here are some useful links to places worth a visit...
Rufford Old Hall
Knowsley Safari Park
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Walton Hall & Gardens
Sefton Park Palm House