18 CHILD FRIENDLY LANCASHIRE WALKS

All walked with our kids, and correct at the time we walked them, but please check local websites for updates on parking and restrictionsw.



We use OS maps and plot our routes beforehand, the walks vary depending on how far you want too walk from 1.5 miles which is ideal for toddlers.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/






🥾All Walks suitable for Terrain Prams, toddlers, mini explorers and Bigger explorers.

These are correct at the time we visited, some paths may be muddy or uneven, some May of changed so be prepared to turn back if needed or check websites for updated information as required.

 

♦️BRINSCALL-CHORLEY♦️

Play area | forest walks | plenty of old ruins |waterfall | small lake | trig point.

Good forest trail from Brinscall too White coppice waterfalls ( return the same way)

Too explore the waterfall and ruins you need a baby carrier as this is not suitable for

prams, muddy in the forest and you can extent up to Great Hill summit with good hikers.



🔸Free Parking-Butterworth Brow/ Well Lane, Brinscall, Chorley PR6 8QU

 

♦️HASLINGDEN GRANE-ROSSENDALE ♦️


Educational | nature | geo caches | reservoir| waterfall | Buggy walk aorund the reservoir and a forest. Can also walk up to Hog Low Pike which is a nice walk for bigger hikers.

Walks from 1-10 miles, would recommend Os maps as routes are not marked out.


🔸Free Car park for old quarry and ruins

Clougha Head, 461 Grane Rd, Haslingden, Rossendale BB4 4AT

Cafe and toilets available- free parking

🔸Free Car park( pay and display machine has been closed for 2 years) for reservoir buggy walk circular, can explore more old farm and quarry ruins plus secret waterfall and trig point but this section is for walkers.

Haslingden Grane water works car park Free- Calf Hey Rd, Rossendale BB4 4AU

 

♦️CLOWBRIDGE RESERVOIR-BURNLEY♦️

A variety of walks. Sailing, wind surfing and fishing. Benches to sit and enjoy the scenic views. Circular walk aorund the reservoir for Prams, or options too extend a higher level walk using OS Maps.

No toilets or facilities


🔸Free Parking-Clowbridge Reservoir, Manchester Road, Clowbridge, Burnley, BB11 5PF

 

♦️ENTWISTLE RESERVOIR-BOLTON♦️

VERY BUSY AT PEAK TIMES


The circular walk around Entwistle Reservoir is just over 2.5 miles and is quite flat. Now it can be very wet with the paths flooded right across in places, so care is needed.


No facilities

🔸Parking- ( just off Green arms Rd) Batridge Rd, Bolton BL7 0LU

 

♦️LANCASHIRE COASTAL WAY- FYLDE COAST♦️

From Lytham

So much along this walk to keep everyone entertained. Large Beach, play areas, monuments, Geo cache, lake, rides, cafe, can walk as long as you wish on well surfaces pavement, it’s a flat walk on well surfaced paths, with something too keep the little ones entertained throughout.




🔸Pay and display Parking-Lowther Pavillion Lowther Terrace, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5QQ Pay and display

OR

🔸Pay and display- Stanner bank at Fairhaven lake Inner Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 1AZ pay and display

 

♦️BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE-PRESTON ♦️

Nature trail | lakes | shop | floating cafe | toilets | kids trail | forest | canal walks close by that you can extend for bigger explorers, there is also a large play area.

🔸Pay and display Parking -Visitor centre, Brockholes, Preston PR5 0AG Pay and Display

 

♦️LEIGHTON MOSS NATURE RESERVE- SILVERDALE♦️

Free for members of RSPB otherwise charge per person

Visitor centre| toilets| cafe| nature trail | can hire binoculars| shop | and guided walks

Approx 1 mile Pram walk or up to 2 miles for those walking. Probably not enough there too keep older ones occupied but it’s good for a couple of hour visit.


🔸Parking- Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

 

♦️DUNSTOP BRIDGE-FOREST OF BOWLAND ♦️

Beautiful Valley walk | river | play area |cafe and toilets, great for terrain prams, paddle in the water.

Forest path, walking alongside the river Dunstop.

🗺 On OS maps from the car park turn right and past the cafe, the first turning into the cafe car park leads too the play area, this path crosses a bridge which has steps past the play area, but if you have a buggy go past the cafe and take the next right turning too miss the bridge unless it’s a small buggy or can be folded up. The path from here is then great, we walked up too the information point in the valley, it’s just a beautiful valley.

🔸Pay and display Parking-Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe BB7 3BB

 

♦️GISBURN FOREST- FOREST OF BOWLAND♦️


Birch Hills walk and tramper trail 1.3 miles | nature | Bike trails | Orienteering | Cafe | small play area | picnic areas, suitable for Baby carriers, various walks in the area including the reservoir.




🔸Pay and display Parking- Main car park Clitheroe BB7 4TS

🔸Stocks reservoir car park- School Ln, Clitheroe BB7 4TS

 

♦️RIVINGTON-BOLTON♦️


Nature trails, forest trails, lakes, old castle ruins, bigger hikers get add a trig point, Japanese gardens and more ruins.

( The upper area of Rivington has uneven surfaces and stairs but suitable for baby carriers)

🔸Free Parking-lower level walking- The Great House Barn is situated on Rivington Lane (postcode BL6 7SB ( toilets and cafe )

🔸free Parking - Bigger explorers- Rivington hall barn Rivington Lane (postcode BL6 7SB

 

♦️RODDLESWORTH WOODS DARWEN♦️


Cafe and Information point, some paths are possible with terrain pram, the paths are rough in sections and muddy.

Roddlesworth woods also hosts a permanent orienteering course, maps can be purchased from the cafe for £1.00.

Hollinshead well ruins in the forest is worth a visit for walkers.

🔸Free Parking-Tockholes Road, Tockholes,

Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0PA

 

♦️AVENHAM AND MILLER PARK PRESTON♦️


Nature | Walking routes | Japanese gardens | cafe | toilets | play area | picnic area |

Events throughout the year | water fountain



🔸Parking -A 40-space car park for Avenham & Miller Parks can be found on South Meadow Lane, opposite The Continental Pub (PR1 8JN)


 

♦️BEACON FELL COUNTRY PARK FOREST OF BOWLAND♦️


Forest trails| sculptures |small nature play area | trig point | small pond |cafe | toilets and Geo cache



🔸Pay and display Parking- Visitor centre Beacon Fell Rd, Goosnargh, Preston PR3 2EW Pay and display

 

♦️WILLIAMSON PARK LANCASTER♦️



Cafe & Shop | Butterfly House | Meerkats & Minibeasts | Woodland Walks | Adventure Play

Iconic Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of beautiful parkland.

🔸Parking -Williamson Park , Quernmore Road, Lancaster, LA1 1UX

 

♦️WITON COUNTRY PARK BLACKBURN♦️

Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside, picnic spots, walks, nature trails, a new large play area, smaller play areas, a visitor centre, Wainwrights memorial, leisure centre, regular events and access trails- we did manage a terrain buggy up to Wainwrights memorial, this was muddy, some steps and a field with two of us and a toddler who could be lifted out when needed.


🔸Pay and display Parking- Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

 

♦️ WORDEN PARK LEYLAND♦️


This country park is a bit of a hidden gem with a mixture of woodland walks, meadows and playing fields, free maze, railway which is open on Sundays, stream and mini waterfall, large play area for all ages, toilets and cafe.


🔸Pay and display Parking-89 Worden Ln, Leyland PR25 3BD

 

♦️WYCOLLER COUNTRY PARK-COLNE♦️



Packhorse bridge, hall ruins, nature, cafe and toilets,

Trampers can be hired from Wycoller Country Park, Disabled toilet facilities

Baby carrier recommended and you can walk up to the Atom sculpture as the path is narrow and muddy, or options too park by the Atom.

🔸Parking-Wycoller village car park Trawden road, Bb8 8SY colne

 

♦️WYRE ESTUARY COUNTRY PARK-CLEVELEYS ♦️


Nature trails| tramper trail | geo cache | cafe | toilets | wildlife | Play area| Picnic table| exciting woodland and geology explorers trail

🔸Parking- Wyreside River Road Stanah, Thornton Cleveleys FY5 5LR




 

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