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Park the Carr

Wed 13th Dec 2023

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Northern England
Local Group
East Lancashire
Start Time
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

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.

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