GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bilsborrow Canal Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This pleasant canalside village is a nice place to start a walk. There's an impressive pub and hotel thatched 'village' here, with a surfaced towpath and views of the River Brock too.
This walk takes you from the village of Bilsborrow to Garstang along a pleasant section of the Lancaster Canal. On the way there's old stone bridges, pretty locks and birds such as heron, ducks and geese to see.
The walk starts from the car park at Owd Nells and Guys Thatched Hamlet. This canalside complex includes a fine pub with outdoor seating and an ice cream parlour. From here follow the towpath north and it will take you towards the Brock Aqueduct and Catterall with the hills of the Forest of Bowland making a splendid backdrop. The route continues through Bonds and into Garstang where you can finish in a pleasant riverside park by the River Wye.

Bilsborrow OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bilsborrow Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is very close to the lovely Beacon Fell Country Park where you'll find a series of woodland trails, a visitor centre and fine viewpoints to the coast and beyond.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Bowland Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Owd Nell's Tavern, Guys Court - - 2526634

Owd Nell's Tavern, Guys Court

Lancaster Canal, Bilsborrow - - 2526649

Lancaster Canal, Bilsborrow

Lancaster Canal Bilsborrow - - 2527889

Boats at Bilsborrow

Brock Aqueduct - - 1775018

Brock Aqueduct. The inset plaque can be seen on the right hand parapet of the aqueduct.

Barton Grange Marina, Lancaster Canal - - 2526692

Barton Grange Marina, Lancaster Canal

The Lancaster Canal at Brock - - 2171296

The Lancaster Canal at Brock

The Lancaster Canal at Bonds - - 2527713

The Lancaster Canal at Bonds

Th'owd Tithebarn - - 1157987

The Owd Tithebarn at Garstang


GPS Files

GPX File

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