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Edited: 14th November 2018

M58 Junction 3 Siding Lane Nature Reserve, Lancashire

Description

As the name suggests, this walk is in woodland created from former railway sidings which carried coal from the Rainford Colliery. The colliery closed in the 1920's and the nature reserve was opened in the 1980's. It's a perfect place for a dog walk. 
 

Details

Free parking, WC+disabled, ranger centre, information board, dog poo bins.  The reserve hit the headlines in 2016 for being the venue for wild sex parties at night - so you may notice barriers and signs from the council to stop night access. 

Walk

Length of walk: 20-35 minutes

As the name suggests, this walk is in woodland created from former railway sidings which carried coal from the Rainford Colliery. The colliery closed in the 1920's and the nature reserve was opened in the 1980's. A footpath through the woodland is signed from the car park, and the paths are clear and easy to follow. Wellies are a good idea in wet weather.

Go through the nettley bits of the path to reach the open ground beyond and this turns out to be a really good dog walking spot.  Check out the scope of the park on the information board near the car park, and enjoy the ramble.

There is a path suitable for wheelchair users and this runs from the car park to the pond and back.

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Edited: 14th November 2018. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.