Much Hoole - River Douglas - Walmer Bridge - Much Hoole

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Enjoy a leisurely stroll through farmland adjacent to the River Douglas, in south-west Lancashire. Starting near the pretty village of Much Hoole, this walk heads west to meet the bank of the River Douglas, which is used nowadays by narrowboat enthusiasts navigating their way from the Lancasater Canal to the Leeds & Liverpool. This was only made possible recently through the opening of the Ribble Link, which as the name suggests, allowed passage from the Lancaster to the Leeds & Liverpool Canals via the River Ribble. After following the river a short way, the walk heads inland again towards Walmer Bridge. There are absolutely no hills on this walk and so it can be undertaken by walkers of all abilities.

England - North England - Lancashire - Ribble Valley


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife
3/12/2012 - Roger Manifold

Beware, path from Waymark 15 to Waymark 16 is an absolute quagmire if heavy rain has fallen on successive days previously. Walk can be extended to ~8.2 miles by starting at next detour southwards of Liverpool Old Road (at bottom of map inc with walk). Parking is easy as you will see a chuck wagon at southern end of this road before it returns to the A59. Footpath leads off on right from this point crossing fields to join River Douglas. Turning north, riverbank path is followed until original route is joined at Waymark 6. Despite large number of gates and stiles, route can be considered dog friendly.