Billinge Longshaw Circular

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Walk starts from Billinge, good range of food and drink options here, then heads down a cobbled lane which was once used to transport coal from local mines but now runs through lush farmland. A gentle uphill section leads through woodland and farmland; remember to turn around to admire view of Manchester at base of the Pennines. Chair Wood, now a pleasant woodland but was the site of another coal mine, leads via farmland to Longshaw village, refreshments available here. From here the gentle ascent of Billinge Hill, highest point in Merseyside, begins initially via woodland. Once at the summit there are extensive views over to Wales, Mersey Estuary, Fylde Coast and the Pennines so binoculars might be useful. Last section is descent back to start with good views to Cheshire Hills.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
26/09/2021 - Francine Sagar

A good walk, with no stiles to climb! (the one at Waymark 7 has disappeared). Easy underfoot, not much climbing, and the portions on tarmac are mostly car-free. Make sure to pick a clear day as the views are indeed unexpectedly good.

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