617 Burscough Bridge

Burscough, pronounced Bursco, was once the most important canal town in Lancashire. Supplying the cotton towns with goods and locally grown vegetables it got in return Liverpool's effluent as fertiliser. So if you like canals and wide open spaces stretching to the horizon, then this is the walk for you.

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LOCATION: Nine miles north-west of Wigan
START: A59 Burscough, park near canal bridge
Grid ref: SD444122 Postcode: L40 0SA
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer Southport & Chorley Landranger 108
REFRESHMENTS: Four canalside pubs and Brandreth Tea Room (when open)
EN ROUTE: Leeds & Liverpool Canal


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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