Mere Sands Wood - Rufford Old Hall

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The route is centred on Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve and follows a stream and a canal towpath near Rufford Old Hall, before taking to a bridleway around the edge of Rufford New Hall (still marked on OS maps as a hospital but now very exclusive apartments).

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Church, Food Shop, National Trust, Pub, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
19/11/2017 - Deb Spence

Nice leisurely easy walk, clear route to follow. ?? Parking at the nature reserve is £2.

24/10/2010 - Ian Worsley

Surprisingly nice walk through a varied landscape. Some great views over open countryside, skeins of geese flying over, Buzzards over the woods, Kestrels hunting over the fields. Mere Sands WLT reserve is a hidden gem; good for a couple of hours at the end. Don't forget the binoculars and be aware the nature reserve car park can be very busy on Sundays. Parking at Rufford Old Hall is very expensive.

08/08/2007 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated August 2007.

07/09/2005 - Walkingworld Administrator

Walk updated today.

31/03/2005 - william cain

Mere Sands wood is difficult to find off the A59. Look for the Cattery Sign as described at waypoint 15.

14/06/2003 -

Did this walk today and enjoyed it a lot. Good directions and easy flat walking.

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