Mid Lancashire Area Ramblers

The Red Rose County

Walk Descriptions


The walk descriptions below are the start of a growing set of walk descriptions.
For each there is a PDF containing pictures, grid references and descriptions for each step of the walk.
Also there is a link that shows the map in an interactive manner, and a GPX file to use on Apps/Programs.
The PDF can be used on phones/taablets/computers or printed. 
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Walk Name
(Click to Downlaod PDF)
 Summary  Outline
(Click for a google view of walk.)
 Distance  Near Click to Download GPX File


Belmont & Longworth Clough)

This is a 6.3 mile walk with minor ascents, a wide range of paths and stretches with good views. It goes from Belmont along the Longworth Clough and up onto Longworth Moor before returning via Belmont reservoir Kinder Scout 6.3 mile Belmont Belmont & Longworth


Whittle Le Woods & Canals

This walk is based partly on the historic route of the Walton Summit Branch of the Lancaster canal that is now filled in. Kinder Scout 6 mile Chorley Whittle Le Woods & Canals


Lathom & Burscough Priory

A level walk visiting Lathom Chapel & Burscough Priory Kinder Scout 5.5 mile Lathom Lathom & Burscough Priory


Wansfell Pike & Troutbeck

A walk over Wasnfel Pike to Troutbeck including a couple of variations. Kinder Scout up to 7.5 mile Ambleside Wansfell Pike

Disappearing Landscape

Option B (the variations below are included here)

The moor of Kinder Scout is being transformed by the actions of National Trust. This very rare landscape will soon disappear. Explore it while you can. Kinder Scout up to 10 mile Hayfield Kinder OptionB

>Disappearing Landscape

Kinder Scout
Option A. (part of the shared description above)

A shorter trip over half the Kinder Moor Kinder Scout about 8 ml Hayfield Kinder OptionA
Much Hoole Main Route (the variations below are included here)
A flat walk in fields and Ribble embankment wide views and birds. Best in dry weather but passable in most weathers. Variations below. Much Hoole Under 6 Much Hoole Much Hoole Main
Much Hoole Shorter Walk (part of the shared description above)
A slightly shorter walk but one bit sensitive to wet. Much Hoole 5.5 Much Hoole Much Hoole Shorter
Much Hoole Winter Walk (part of the shared description above)
More suited to winter using some quite roads. Much Hoole 5,25 Much Hoole Much Hoole Winter

Ruff Wood

 A flat circular walk in wood and countryside. Route Map   5.5 miles  Ormskirk  Ruff Wood 5 ml

Pennington Flash

A flat circular walk around the Flash with a number of alternatives. aPenningtonMap  5 miles (+extensions) Leigh, Wigan  Pennington 5 ml

Last Drop and Jumbles

An unusual walk passing a number of points of interest.  Last Drop Jumbles 6.5 or 7.2 miles Egerton  Last Drop 6.5 ml; Last Drop 7.2 ml
Croston Two Rivers A flat walk using a mixture of good paths, fields and a little road walking. Croston google map 3.75 or 5.25 miles Croston  Croston 3.75 ml; Croston 5.25 ml
Hoghton Circular The walk passes through the Hoghton Gorge and along Leeds & Liverpool canal. Mainly on level ground with a few short sharp inclines. Hoghton Map 5 miles Hoghton  Hoghton 5 ml; Hoghton 6 ml
Mere Sands to Rufford Walk from Mere Sands Wood car park to Rufford by country paths and along the Leeds & Liverpoool canal returning via farm tracks, some road walking and country paths. Mere Sands Rufford Map 6ish miles  Mere Sands Wood  Mere Sands to Rufford 6ml
Bretherton River Walk Based on the village of Bretherton and following some of Wymott Brook and the rivers Lostock and Yarrow. Mostly a flat normally easy walk on country paths, fields and some quiet roads country paths. Bretherton River Walk Map 5 miles  Bretherton  Bretherton River 5ml
Heath Charnock Walk Mainly on flat country paths and towpaths with just a few short ascents. Takes in sections of the Chorley Circular walk. Heath Charnock Map 5+ miles  Heath Charnock  Heath Charnock 5+ml
Turton to Jumbles From Turton Towers car park through Chapletown, Turton Bottoms and around Jumbles Reservoir with a convenient refreshment break point at Jumbles visitor centre. Turton to Jumbles Map 4 miles  Turton Bottoms  Turton to Jumbles 4ml
Abbeystead to Dolphineholme This is a rather special 8 mile circular walk between Abbeystead and Dolphinholme. Walking mainly in fields, farm tracks and limited roads it roughly follows the Wyre river from Abbeystead to Dolphinholme and returns on a wide sweep to the south of the river. Abbeystead Dolphiineholme 8 miles  Turton Bottoms  Abbeystead Dolphineholme
Brindle to Withnell This is a fairly short (3.8 mile)) countryside walk over fields, canal and a little quiet road, with the option of exploring Withnell Fold and encountering a nature reserve. Brindle to Withnell 4 miles  Brindle  Brindle to Withnell
Abbey Circular This is a  walk starting from the Hare and Hounds in Abbey Village. Mainly traversing fields, country paths and farm tracks, it heads north to the M65 motorway, returns through the reservoirs, across the A675 and around the quarry back to the start. Abbey Circular 5+ miles  Abbey Village  Abbey Circulaar
Monday, March 19, 2018