GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Croston Walks

7 miles (10.8 km)

This rural Lancashire village sits in a lovely spot on the River Yarrow. It's a pretty place with a picturesque village green and some nice local pubs.
This circular walk takes you along the River Yarrow and the River Douglas to the historic Rufford Old Hall. Here you can enjoy more waterside walking along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The walk start in the village and follows footpaths west along the Yarrow to its confluence with the River Douglas. You then head south along the river, passing Great Hanging Bridge before coming to Rufford where you cross the river on White Bridge. Here you can pick up the canal and follow it towards the National Trust owned hall. The fine black and white house dates back to 1530 and is surrounded by some lovely parkland, woodland and gardens.

Croston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Croston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Croston

  • Rufford Old Hall - This walk visits the National Trust's Rufford Old Hall in Lancashire
  • Ormskirk - This West Lancashire based market town is in a good spot for exploring some fairly flat countryside
  • Martin Mere - This wonderful nature reserve near Southport has lots of nice footpaths to follow around the wetland habitat
  • Mere Sands Wood - Follow the footpaths around this delightful nature reserve on this circular walk in Rufford, Lancashire
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal
  • Burscough Canal Walk - A nice stroll along the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Rufford Hall from Burscough, Lancashire.
    Burscough has two train stations so is easily reached by public transport
  • Appley Bridge Canal Walk - A waterside walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Appley Bridge to Burscough in Lancashire
  • Parbold Fairy Glen - This walk visits the delightful Fairy Glen near the Lancashire village of Parbold
  • Parbold Hill - This circular walk climbs to Parbold Hill from the village of Parbold in Lancashire
  • Leyland - This Lancashire based town has some fine local parks and country trails to explore.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north is Hesketh Bank where you can explore the RSPB's Hesketh Out MarshesNature Reserve. The reserve is a great place for bird spotting on the Ribble Estuary.

Photos

Croston Village Green - geograph.org.uk - 3443974

Croston Village Green

Grape Lane, Croston - geograph.org.uk - 3041538

Grape Lane, Croston

Croston in Bloom - geograph.org.uk - 2797979

Croston in Bloom with a river view

The Crown at Croston - geograph.org.uk - 2121828

The Crown at Croston

Weir on the Yarrow at Croston - geograph.org.uk - 1888612

Weir on the Yarrow at Croston

Confluence of the rivers Yarrow and Douglas - geograph.org.uk - 2280775

Confluence of the rivers Yarrow and Douglas

Great Hanging Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 3466671

Great Hanging Bridge

Rufford Old Hall - geograph.org.uk - 2240903

Rufford Old Hall

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