Park the Carr

Wed 13th Dec 2023


Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Northern England
Local Group
East Lancashire
Distance
13ml.
Start Time
10.00
Route
Start Orrell Water Park car park (closes 5pm), Lodge road, Orrell, WN5 7AT. W3W///unwraps.colleague.greyhound. This is about a quarter of a mile from Orrell train station. Undulating terrain, muddy in places, with approximately 1.5 miles of country lanes

Highlights:
Orrell Water Park - The water park is home to a vast array of wildlife over its two main lakes. It also has day fishing and a café, although the café only opens at 10.30am.
Carr Mill Dam - A large expanse of water, once a mill pond but now hosts power boat racing and angling events.There is a proposed café stop at the Dam Bar and Grill for lunch or hot drinks.
The ‘hidden’ sandstone caves at Crank Caverns, a labyrinth of tunnels and caverns. Once a game reserve, quarry and WWII ammunition dump. Bring a torch but we won’t be entering....
The highest point of the walk is Billinge Hil, which boasts as the highest point in Merseyside; great views in all directions.
https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Leisure/Parks/Locations/Orrell-Water-Park.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carr_Mill_Dam
https://carrmilldam.co.uk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crank_Caverns
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billinge_Hill

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