A quiet and restful walk along the side of the River Lostock in a less-visited section of this vast country park. You can get here easily from the M6 too.
Satnav coords for car park: 53.7006, -2.6547 Small charge for parking. Dog poo bins.
Length of walk: 30-40 minutes Take the pathway at the far end of the parking area and continue onto a well maintained gravel pathway. The River Lostock will be on the right hand side. Continue as far as the 'ruins' on the right, and then bear right and cross a footbridge to head uphill through the kissing gate. Turn round when you're ready and follow the path back to the car park. The ruins here were a mystery - were they Roman or Victorian? Thanks to Dave Carr for letting us know that the ruins are in fact the remains of a bleaching and printing works which burned to the ground in 1914.
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Edited: 26th January 2023. 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.