Burscough Canal and Twitching Circuit

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 23
2022

17 people attending

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£12.50
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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.

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