Beacon Fell Country Park
Situated 8 miles north of
Preston - signposted from Longridge, Broughton
Overlooking the great Lancashire Plain, this
park offers some of the most spectacular panoramic views across Lancashire.
Specially managed to provide for the day-tripper with car parking and picnic
areas, Beacon Fell provides the ideal day out for all the family. A brochure
is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Preston
Burrs Country Park
Tel: 0161 253 5111
Woodhill Road, Bury
Relaxing river and countryside
walks and contemporary art, on a historic mill site.
This Country Park is easily accessible, situated just north of Bury
Town centre. The park is based around the River Irwell and the remains of two
cotton mills - Higher Woodhill Mill and Burrs Mill. Extensive development of
the mills sites has left interesting archaeological remains and water course
through the site. There are many opportunities for
outdoor pursuits such as climbing, abseiling and is ideal for canoeists of
all levels, from the purpose built training pool to slalom courses on the
river. The site also has
many trails and a permanent orienteering trail.
Valley Park - Lancashire
The northern end of the park
is situated south of Bamber Bridge, Preston, near M6 junction 29, and the
southern end is in Whittle-le-Woods. It is within 20 minutes' drive of
Preston, Leyland, Chorley and Blackburn and is close to motorway junctions on
M6 (junctions 28 and 29), M61 (junction 9) and M65 (Western end), with car
parks on A6, A49 and B5256
The park has some very pleasant
walking within a densely populated urban area and picnic sites and parking
areas are provided along its route. There is a visitor centre at The Barn,
Berkeley Drive, off Shady Lane, Bamber Bridge, where there is a display area,
toilets and vending machines. Information on both Cuerden Valley Park Trust
and The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and N Merseyside (who own
The Barn) can be obtained from the visitor centre, which is open
9.00am-5.00pm on weekdays and reduced hours at weekends.
Forest of Bowland
Steep sided wooded river valleys such as the Calder, Brock and Wyre
start in these fells, and the surrounding heather coated hills which provide
a habitat for moorland birds.
Irwell Sculpture Trail
Leighton Moss Nature Reserve
This is the largest remaining reed bed in north west England, with shallow meres
and fringing sedge and woodland
Lytham St Annes Nature Reserve
Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve
During migration and in winter, the reserve's sandflats and saltmarshes
are vital feeding grounds for thousands of wading birds and wildfowl.
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
01704 895 181
Visit WWT Martin Mere and come
into close contact with wetlands and their wildlife. You can get close enough
to feed some of the birds straight from your hand. Special events and
exhibitions help to give an insight into the wonder of wetlands and the vital
need for their conservation. There is no time to get bored - around every
corner is something new and unexpected.
Witton Country Park
Wyre Country Park
Valley Park - Lancashire
North East of Coppull
125 acre Country Park including 2
former mill lodges and delightful country walks, Experience varied vegetation
and wildlife on your pleasant ramble on constructed footpaths.