Burnley Way day walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 28
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Mar 28 at 09:30:00
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16 km (10 miles)

During the industrial revolution Burnley became one of Lancashire's most prominent mill towns; at its peak it was one of the world's largest producers of cotton cloth, and a major centre of engineering. In addition to its industrial heritage there are also houses of historical significance such as Towneley Hall.

On our walk we will explore some of Burnley and the surrounding countryside on a walk with astounding variety. We will walk along the Leeds and Liverpool canal and see the wharf at the weaver's triangle. This area is of significant historic interest as the surrounding cotton mills encapsulate the social and economic development of the town and hint of what it would have been like living through the industrial revolution.

We will walk through the grounds of Towneley Park and see the magnificent Hall, the history of which dates back from around 1200. The principal building of the hall dates from around 1500 with modifications in 1720s and 1810s.

Our walk will visit:

  • Leeds and Liverpool canal, including the "straight mile"
  • Weavers triangle
  • Towneley park and hall
  • Thompson park
  • Lee Green and Swinden reservoirs
  • Open moorland above the town
  • Sections of the Burnley Way

Image credits: All images for this event were taken by the event leader.

Burnley way
Weavers triangle
Weavers triangle
Towneley Hall
Lee Green Reservoir
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Burnley way
Weavers triangle
Weavers triangle
Towneley Hall
Lee Green Reservoir
Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Location

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