813 Carr Mill Dam from Haydock

Woodland and water make the Sankey Valley, but there's a lot more than nature here as we learned from Dave, the local countryside ranger. Beyond lies Carr Mill Dam, which is noted for the Great Crested Grebe, so don't forget your binoculars.

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LOCATION: North of St Helens
START: A58 Haydock, park by Ship Inn
Grid ref: SJ535966 Postcode: WA110AB
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Liverpool Landranger 108
NOTE: Stanley Basin
REFRESHMENTS: Ship Inn & Waterside Inn
EN ROUTE: Stanley Basin, Nineteen Arches Bridge, Calebís Rough, Black Brook, Hollins Hey Wood, Goit, Slitting Mill


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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