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Edited: 26th January 2022

M61 Junction 2 country park dog walk near Farnworth, Lancashire



This Country Park is a much bigger space than it seems at first, and there is plenty of choice of dog-walking routes. The park is midway between Junctions 2 and 4.

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Green 115 Points
05 September 2020

An amazing gem

A wonderful find - not somewhere I would ever likely have gone from the motorway, but a relatively short diversion and particularly if you've time for a proper walk, then well worth it.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon of a bank holiday weekend, there was still sufficient car parking space - probably better to pass the first car park and head down the hill.

Lots and lots of walking options on both sides of the river and up to the derelict canal. If planning a circular route, watch out that some maps show a bridge near the easternmost bend of the river - the bridge has been removed, but there is another 500m further south.

Edited: 26th January 2022. 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.