GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Appley Bridge Canal Walk

6 miles (9.6 km)

A waterside walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Appley Bridge to Burscough in Lancashire. There are train stations at either end of the walk so you can do it in either direction and then get the train back.
It's a lovely section of canal, running for about 6 miles, passing through Parbold and Newburgh, before arriving in Burscough. About half way between Appley bridge and Parbold you can take a detour and visit Parbold Fairy Glen. It's a splendid spot with pretty streams, beautifulwaterfalls, dramatic cliff faces, wooden bridges and shady woodland trails.
At Burscough you can turn north and follow the Rufford Branch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal to the National Trust owned Rufford Old Hall on our Burscough Canal Walk.
There'salso the option of heading east on the Wigan Canal Walk.

Appley Bridge Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Appley Bridge Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Bridge over the Leeds-Liverpool Canal - - 249243

Bridge over the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

A view from the bridge - - 687041

A view from the bridge

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Parbold - - 557556

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Parbold

Leeds - Liverpool Canal at Appley Bridge - - 638691


GPS Files

GPX File

Appley Bridge Canal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Appley Bridge Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')