GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

White Coppice Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This delightful walk takes you along a series of reservoirs near the little hamlet of White Coppice in Lancashire. It's an idyllic spot with a lovely cricket ground surrounded by beautiful countryside. You can park next to the cricket pitch to start the walk and then head west along footpaths and country lanes to the reservoirs. Along the way there's an old quarry, a pretty brook and a number of little cottages in the hamlet.
Footpaths pass along the reservoirs before returning on Higher House Lane and another public path branching of to the left towards the hamlet.
White Coppice is located very close to the splendid Healey Nab, so it's easy to continue your walking in the area. The hill is located just to the south and has miles of mountain bike trails and footpaths to try.
Also just to the south is the beautiful Anglezarke Reservoir with some lovely waterside trails and more great views.
Just to the west you can pick up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Chorley and follow it towards Adlington.

White Coppice OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

White Coppice Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The White Coppice Waterfall Walk starts from the same location. It will take you north along the River Goit to visit the delightful Hatch Brook Waterfall and surrounding woodland.
The Brinscall Walk starts from the nearby village. You can follow a pleasant walking trail south along The Goit Canal to reach the village where you'll find the WithnellNature Reserve. Abbey Village Reservoir can also be accessed near the northern end of this route.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Pennine Moors Walks and the Lancashire Walks pages.


White Coppice Quarry

Quarry. Looking towards White Coppice, with Healey Nab at the top left.


Cricket pitch

Reservoir on The Lowe, White Coppice - - 131038

Reservoir on The Lowe

White Coppice - Brookside Cottages - - 131026

Brookside cottages

Heapey Reservoir no. 4 - - 3750613

Heapey Reservoir no. 4

The banks of no. 3 - - 3750702

The banks of no. 3 reservoir

Cottages at White Coppice - - 2328544

Cottages at White Coppice

Ford at White Coppice - - 3564721

Ford at White Coppice


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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