Garstang and Lady Hamilton's Well

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This is a walk with just enough height gain to get a view - northwards only, it is true, but northwards is the Lake District. The route is by a disused railway line to begin with and then across pastures interspersed with stretches along narrow lanes and with a double crossing of the M6; just long enough for a half-day or an evening and can be combined with a visit to the many privately owned shops in the world's first Fair Trade town - worth supporting.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
02/07/2008 - Kim Potter

I did this walk on 1st July & it was a pleasant walk but there is one change at the beginning. When you cross over the river, the stile has been removed and the path is now gravel - much better when it rains! Overall an enjoyable walk with plenty of wildlife.

06/10/2007 - Christopher Rowan

Nice walk and we took the kids and the dog. Mind the Horses in the fields between points 7 and 9 they are very friendly but will investigate your rucksack for food, push you along and try and play with your dog. The stiles between the fields arn't very dog friendly and if you have a big dog it will be difficult to get them over.

26/04/2007 - Ian Fairnie

Pleasant enough walk but spoilt, for me, by the 'roar' of the M6 which soon intrudes and stays until near the end. The yellow arrow at 7 is on a stick stuck in the grass but should be easily spotted. One of the stiles at 10 has no associated fence! At 12 Crosby Cottage is being renovated so there is no name on it and no bird feeders but it's the first cottage after the red brick farm. The directions are very easy to follow. Oh and I can confirm that Lady Hamilton's well.

29/08/2006 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Walked this again and, thanks to Nicola, we too enjoyed watching the rabbits at play. We hadn't even looked into the quarry the first time!!

18/05/2005 - nicola taylor

Really enjoyed this one. The best part was watching the rabbits play together in the quarry just before the well.

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Accommodation
Distance away
26.7 Miles
Pubs, cafes and restaurants
Distance away
9.3 Miles