Lathom Chapel and Burscough Priory

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I found this a very pleasant short walk, even though I was disappointed that the remains of Burscough Priory (1186AD) were so few and on private land. The original idea was to link the ancient chapel of St Michael (1500AD) at Lathom with the abbey. I suppose in the end I did that, albeit that I only actually saw one of them.

I enjoy walking in areas with historical associations and when you look at the Additional Information you will see why I was attracted to this area. The route is easy to follow as most of it is on farm tracks that were passable even after a lengthy period of rain. It also has the advantage of being flat and without stiles or many other people, except as you go through the campsite near the abbey ruins.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Wildlife
23/08/2020 - Peter Seddon

Did this walk today, really nice route and although a wet day was not boggy at any point. However at wp11 the field ahead was quite overgrown and full of cows with no obvious track, so instead turned right and followed a path through woodland along the stream which led to the bridge at wp13.

31/01/2016 - Gary Gray

A nice pleasant walk , bit wet underfoot on odd sections,(expected given time of year etc) On wp 5, there is no pavement just a small grass verge, and the lane makes a sharp left turn not right. You then go right into Abbey Farm. wp 14 we followed the track as instructed, but did not see a white painted fence nor a house with white corner stones. we basically followed the track to the wp15 and guessed left. Enjoyed the walk though, and will do it again.

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