GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Adlington Circular Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This circular walk explores the countryside surrounding the Lancashire town of Adlington. The route runs for just under 6 miles and includes a nice waterside stretch along the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. You can start from anywhere on the route but the car park near the canal at Jubilee Fields is a good place. Adlington train station is also a short stroll from the canal so this is a good option if you are coming by public transport.
Starting on the canal just west of the train station head north to Rigshaw Bridge and Allanson Hall. You continue to Idle Bridge in Heath Charnock, crossing the canal and the A673.
You then head east through the countryside to Slack's Farm before crossing the motorway. You then follow New Road south before turning west toward Anderton. The final section takes you south west past Huyton House before rejoining the canal for a final waterside stretch. You'll pass the Aqueduct carrying the Leeeds-Liverpool canal over the River Douglas around here.

Adlington Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Adlington Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head east to the popular Rivington Country Park. Here you can enjoy more waterside walking along Rivington Reservoir and climb to Rivington Pike for great views over the area.
You could also continue north along the towpath on the Chorley Canal Walk.


White Bear Marina, on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Chorley, Lancashire. - - 370555

White Bear Marina, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Chorley, Lancashire. 3 swans sail serenely past moored boats at White Bear Marina in Adlington.

Allanson Hall, Adlington

Allanson Hall, Adlington. A Grade II listed building now converted to three dwellings.

Idle Bridge, Heath Charnock

Idle Bridge, Heath Charnock

Red House Bridge, Adlington

Red House Bridge, Adlington. Bridge No 68 on Leeds-Liverpool canal. A grade II listed building.

Hall o' th' Hill, Heath Charnock

Hall o' th' Hill. Former country house, now a golf clubhouse. Heath Charnock

Rigstone Bridge, Adlington

Rigstone Bridge, Adlington. Bridge No 70 over the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. A Grade II listed building.

Aqueduct at Adlington (geograph 2697445)

Aqueduct at Adlington carrying the Leeeds-Liverpool canal over the River Douglas

GPS Files

GPX File

Adlington Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Adlington Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)