GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Worthington Lakes

4 miles (7 km)

This lovely walk takes you around Worthington Lakes in Standish, Lancashire. You will pass along the footpaths around the three reservoirs that make up this country park and nature reserve.
The walk can be started from the car park located towards the southern end of the lakes. On the way look out for a variety of water loving birds on the water and woodland flowers in the warmer months.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal runs just to the east of the park. You could pick up the towpath and head north to Adlington and Chorley to extend your walk. The park is located near Adlington and Chorley.


WN1 2XP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Worthington Lakes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worthington Lakes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Owls at Standish is located a short distance west of the lakes. The old red-brick pub includes a charming interior with exposed beams and hardwood floors. They serve good quality food and have a nice outdoor area with a pond. You can find them on Rectory Lane with a postcode of WN6 0XD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

Dogs are not permitted at the site.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles north east and you can enjoy more waterside walking around Rivington Reservoir and try the climb to the popular Rivington Pike.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.


Worthington Lakes - - 921710

Worthington Lakes Visitor Centre

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Footpath on the Eastern edge

Worthington - Worthington Lakes

Dam between reservoirs

Footbridge at Worthington Lake Reservoir - - 35893

Footbridge at the site. Situated at the North end of Worthington Lake - a minor reservoir - this footbridge maintains an ancient right of way across the head of a flooded valley of the River Douglas.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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