Burscough Canal and Twitching Circuit

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 17
2019

18 people attending

12 places left

Your price
£10.00
Event booking closes on Aug 17 at 09:00:00
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Upto 6 hours , walking mainly on tracks and canal bank

Join Stephen on an 11 mile walk in and around the West Lancashire town of Burscough
Highlights of the walk will be -
• Walking along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
• Picking up a route crossing the peatland moss which was the remains of a larger Martin Mere  – drained using Dutch engineering in the middle ages, so you will feel like you are in the Netherlands
• Passing the extended  Martin Mere Bird Reserve a haven for birds and twitching (bird spotting)
• We can stop to view birds through the many hides en route
• Making our way to Mere Sands Woods another bird reserve
• Then picking up the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with views across to the Pennines
• Finishing in Burscough for some well earned post walk drinks.

This is a 'green' walk whereby you can travel to and from the event by train , so if convenient you can leave the car at home . Also you could consider car sharing by using the Add New Comment field below to the walk description to arrange lifts
 

Location

53.6052776, -2.8414999