GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Longton Walks

1 miles (1.2 km)

This walk visits the Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve in the Lancashire village of Longton.
The reserve is situated just south of the village and includes a number of picturesque ponds, pleasant footpaths and a visitor centre with displays about the reserve's habitats and wildlife. These include water loving birds such as ducks, moorhens and herons.
The village is located just east of the Ribble Way long distance footpath. Here you could visit the mouth of the Ribble where the waymarked walk begins. Head west to pick up the trail and you can also enjoy views of the River Douglas.

Longton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Longton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Longton

  • Hesketh Bank - This Lancashire based village is located between Southport and Preston on the lovely Ribble Estuary.
  • Ribble Way - Follow the River Ribble through the beautiful Ribble Valley from its mouth at Longton, near Preston, to the source at Gayle Moor in Yorkshire.
    You start at Longton just to the west of Preston and follow the river through Ribchester and Clitheroe, before reaching Gisburn
  • Preston Guild Wheel - This circular cycling and walking route takes you on a tour of the parks, rivers, docklands and countryside around Preston in Lancashire
  • Brockholes Nature Reserve - This lovely nature reserve near Preston has lots of nice footpaths to follow around a series of lakes
  • Avenham Park - This large park in Preston town centre is a great place for a safe cycle or walk
  • Lancaster Canal - Follow the Lancaster Canal from Preston, in Lancashire, to Kendal, in Cumbria, on this splendid waterside walk or cycle
  • Preston Canal Walk - This walk takes you along the Lancaster Canal from Preston city centre to Haslam Park.
    The begins at the start of the canal at Maudlands in Preston, just to the north west of the city centre and train station
  • Cuerden Valley Park - This lovely short ride or walk takes you through the Cuerden Valley Country Park in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.
  • Leyland - This Lancashire based town has some fine local parks and country trails to explore.
  • Worden Park - This super country park in Leyland is perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll
  • Beacon Fell Country Park - Explore 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland in the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • Brock Bottom - This walk visits Brock Bottom near Garstang in the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • Calder Vale - This peaceful little village is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Pubs/Cafes

The Golden Ball of Longton dates from 1822 and can be found at 150 Liverpool Road PR4 5AU.

Photos

Longton Brickcroft Visitor's Centre - geograph.org.uk - 2422957

Longton Brickcroft Visitor's Centre

Longton Brickcroft Local Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 2422945

A view across the pond in spring. Created fromwater which has filled the formerclay pits. The areas surrounding the water have been allowed to develop naturally with trees, shrubbery and wild plants.

St. Andrew's Church, Longton - geograph.org.uk - 4257222

St. Andrew's Church, Longton

The Golden Ball - geograph.org.uk - 153611

The Golden Ball

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