Garstang and Calder Vale

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This walk lies to the east of Garstang on slowly rising ground to within reach of the Forest of Bowland. Most of the terrain is across pastures and it has a finishing stretch along the Lancaster Canal. The stiles and waymarking are generally good.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
12/05/2008 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Please note that at waymark 14 the ladder stile is overgrown with nettles. Marian found this to her cost while Mike, coming up behind, noticed that the way is now through the gate and a new gate on the right which brings you back to the right side of the barbed wire.

11/05/2007 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

This has become an annual walk and the bluebells were particularly plentiful this year. If you are in the woods then, rather than retrace your steps, walk right through and through the churchyard where a right turn brings you to waypoint 20.

19/05/2005 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Lovely walk with superb views as you climb. Think, however, that Jim Grindle must have had skates on to complete it in 210 minutes! We took 5 hours (not counting our lunch stop) although we did take a little time to "stand and stare". The woods at Calder Vale (straight on at waymark 19, past the duck pond) make a lovely picnic spot especially at this time of year when they are full of blubells while the Wheatsheaf in Garstang serves a very nice meal from 5.30 p.m.

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