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6 great walks near Garstang

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:49 26 March 2019

The River Wyre near Garstang by Kirsty Thompson

The River Wyre near Garstang by Kirsty Thompson

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Garstang has always been a somewhat of a crossroads with the River Wyre, the Lancaster Canal and the M6 and the A6 passing close by here. It’s also a convenient base to explore some fine local routes on foot.

Lancaster Canal near Garstang by Kirsty ThompsonLancaster Canal near Garstang by Kirsty Thompson

Cabus

1 mile from Garstang

A circular walk that sets off from Garstang and explores the nearby village of Cabus en route, it takes in a riverside section to lead out along the Wyre and a Lancaster canal section to lead back.

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Greenhalgh Castle by Kirsty ThompsonGreenhalgh Castle by Kirsty Thompson

Greenhalgh Castle

1 mile from Garstang

This walk takes a look at long-forgotten Greenhalgh Castle, wanders across pasture and field, calls in at a lovely hidden gem of a church and enjoys fine open views of farming country to the coast.

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Nicky Nook by John LenehanNicky Nook by John Lenehan

Nicky Nook

3 miles from Garstang

A short drive on the A6 from Garstang leads you to Scorton, the gateway to the Bowland Fells and the famous Trough of Bowland. This walk explores the famous 215 metre hill called Nicky Nook

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The River Wyre by Keith CarterThe River Wyre by Keith Carter

Scorton and Wyresdale

3 miles from Garstang

This walk sets off from Scorton Picnic Site and takes in some pleasant woodland that is great for all seasons of the year.

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St Michaels Bridge and Church by Keith CarterSt Michaels Bridge and Church by Keith Carter

St Michael’s and the River Wyre

5 miles from Garstang

Set off from the quiet village of St Michael’s on Wyre which lies a few miles south of Garstang and explore the meandering River Wyre.

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Mill workers' cottages near Calder Vale by Keith CarterMill workers' cottages near Calder Vale by Keith Carter

Calder Vale

5 miles from Garstang

This walk ventures into the Forest of Bowland, setting off from Calder Vale this walk takes in farmland, Lancashire’s industrial past and war memorials.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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