Cuerden Valley Park Walks and Cycling
This lovely short ride or walk takes you through the Cuerden Valley Country Park in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.
The trail takes place on largely traffic free paths through the park. Here you'll find attractive woodland in the Pinetum, a lake and views of the River Lostock which runs through the eastern part of the park.
The route starts and ends at Lostock Hall train station but can be easily accessed from Preston, Chorley or the access point at the southern end next to the village of Whittle Le Woods. There's also a good sized car park at the site.
PostcodePR5 6BY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Cuerden Valley Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cuerden Valley Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cuerden Valley Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cuerden Valley Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The on site Cuerden View Cafe is a great place for some refreshment. They serve a good range of meals and have a lovely outdoor terrace area with views over the park.
The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The on site cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Chorley Circular Walk explores the area around Chorley on public footpaths. It visits the park and also the canal and the nearby Yarrow Valley country park.
Head a few miles north west to Leyland and you can enjoy similar walking trails around the expansive Worden Park. The site includes woodlands, a duck pond, a folly, a water cascade, a mininiture railway, a popular mazae, an 18th Century domed icehouse and waterside trails along the Shaw Brook which runs through the park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.