A Chorley Circular

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The walk not only goes around Chorley but right through it and may be summarised as about one-third urban, one-third canal and one-third countryside. The riverside section is quite slow going as there are long muddy stretches, but the canal path is entirely tarmac and with the street sections, makes up for this. The stiles and bridges are very good, many of the latter being unmapped as yet, but the signposting could be improved; indeed, a warden whom we spoke to said that it was planned to do just that. Until this happens you will probably need to pay more attention to the walk directions than usual, as help on the ground is not so good in places.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
05/04/2010 - Gary Crossley

03/04/10 - Completed this walk today. Some parts very boggy - to be expected after recent rain. Would be a great walk in summer. Please be aware that at point 14, the route becomes impassable. There is a yellow arrow on a caravan pointing left after the stone barn, but all routes are blocked by fences/barbed wire. If you go straight on to gate at the back of the farm..the field has been used for livestock and is totally impassable (knee high mud!) - we detoured around over nearby railtrack and rejoined at waypioint 17. It seems clear that the landowner doesn't want walkers going through his property!. Other than that, varied and interesting walk! Gary Crossley

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