A Bit of Mining History

Wed 20th Jul 2022

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Northern England
Local Group
East Lancashire
Start Time
Park on Three sisters road off Lockett road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 9GD. Go to the end of Three sisters road and turn right just before the race track under a height control barrier. Free car parking is available to the left. There is also a car park straight on a little further, by the three sisters lake but this soon gets full. Meet by the lake and play ground at Three sisters. What3words: https://w3w.co/same.person.ripe

Setting off from Three sisters nature reserve (a former mining colliery) we follow a woodland trail through to Virador woods and onto Dover lock. Here we pick up the Leeds Liverpool canal tow path to Plank lane swing bridge and admire the pretty views of Pennington wharf marina. Continue along the canal to Pennington flash (also a former mining site and now a large boating lake) and around this area and back to our starting point along a slightly different route. All woodland footpaths in good condition and there's about five miles of 'canal tow path' walking in total.
There are often canal boats selling gifts and goodies along the canal, and there is usually an ice cream van and chip van parked at Pennington flash where we will stop for lunch. Plenty of benches and picnic tables by the lake. Sorry no toilets are open. Bring a packed lunch as usual

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