7 canalside walks in Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 17 January 2018
Celebrate the historic waterways of Lancashire with one of these canalside walks that allow you to enjoy the countryside and witness echoes the the county’s industrial past.
Burscough’s canal boom-time came about a century after the link with Liverpool was established. The Rufford Branch is a seven mile spur now used as part of the Ribble Link, connecting the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with the Lancaster Canal via Savick Brook and the River Ribble.
Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve
Setting off from Foulridge Wharf, you follow the Leeds-Liverpool Canal north and end the return leg at Foulridge Lower Reservoir, also known as Lake Burwain.
Worthington Lakes and Standish
Barnoldswick and Castleber Hill
This walk starts out at the Greenberfield Lock on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and crosses back and forth over the county borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Riley Green and Hoghton Tower
Although this walk from Riley Green is mainly tied to the River Darwen, it briefly joins a section of the Leeds-Liverpool canal before taking in the sights of Hoghton.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.