GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Worden Park

3 miles (5 km)

This super country park in Leyland is perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll.
The park covers 150 acres and includes formal gardens overlooked by a wonderful conservatory with an accompanying maze. There are also woodlands, a duck pond, a folly, a water cascade, a mininiture railway, the 18th Century domed icehouse and waterside trails along the Shaw Brook which runs through the park.
The park is located just half a mile south of Leyland town centre in Lancashire. There's a good sized car park at the site or you could walk from Leyland train station which is about a mile or so north of the site.

Postcode

PR25 3DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Worden Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worden Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a decent on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.
If you prefer a pub lunch you could head to the nearby Stag Inn. It's located in a historic spot in the Old Town in front of the iconic Leyland Cross and behind the 1000-year-old Parish Church. They serve good quality food which you can enjoy in the garden area if the weather is good. You can find them on Worden Lane with postcode PR25 3EL for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. There's also a dog wash facility at the car park.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The park is located just a few miles north west of neighbouring Chorley. Here you can enjoy similar trails around Astley Park where there's a Grade I listed Jacobean Hall. There's also the Chorley Canal Walk and an alternative Chorley Walk to try here.
Just to the east there's Cuerden Valley Park where there's a good cycling and walking trail to try.
In Leyland you could visit the interesting South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre. Here you can learn all about the history of the area including the famous Leyland Motors which operated from the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bridge over Shaw Brook, Worden Park - geograph.org.uk - 1384927

Bridge over Shaw Brook. This is one of many bridges which cross Shaw Brook as it winds its way through the woods at the southern end of Worden Park.

Spring greenhouse at Worden Hall - geograph.org.uk - 140741

Spring greenhouse at Worden Hall. It was designated a grade II listed building, but was de-listed in 2017.

Hall car park, Worden Park - geograph.org.uk - 1385130

Hall car park. This car park is in the centre of the park, next to the theatre and craft area.

Stable Clock - geograph.org.uk - 286159

Stable Clock. The clock tower overlooks the stable yard, to the rear of where Worden Hall once stood, before it was burnt down in 1941.

Dog wash at the car park at Worden Park - geograph.org.uk - 140746

Dog wash at the car park.

Cedar of Lebanon tree at Worden Hall

Cedar of Lebanon tree.

Railway Worden Park

The miniature railway winds through woodland next to the car park in the centre of the park. The station, which can be seen in the rear of the photo, is the home of the Leyland Model Society and, on many weekends when they run their trains, rides are available to the public. This summer [2006] the track is being extended greatly and will eventually run through large areas of the park.

Folly Worden Park

Folly and water cascade.

Video

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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