Burtonwood Sankey Brook Circular

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Five-mile circular route starting from Burtonwood, passing 15c moated Bradlegh Hall on way to Sankey Brook and historic Sankey Canal. The canal, first in UK, was built to carry coal from Haydock to Liverpool in 1757. Good view of Sankey Viaduct, the world's first substantial viaduct, built by George Stephenson in 1830 for world's first intercity rail line. Having completed the canal section the route makes use of farm tracks to return to start.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland

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