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For this 10.5km walk we start by walking through the agricultural fields of Lancashire, to skirt Martin Mere by walking along the Reed Bed walk.
We can take the opportunity to use a ‘hide’ to see if we can spot any of the many birds that live there. From here we wander to the Leeds and Liverpool canal on our way back to Burscough.
Burscough started its life as a Roman Fort. Was linked to neighbouring forts in Ribchester and Wigan, developed much later as a farming village. Martin Mere was a vast marsh until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England.
The Leeds and Liverpool canal had its beginnings in the River Douglas, a little river made navigable by 1740 from Wigan to Parbold, Tarleton and the Ribble Estuary. Was authorised in 1770 and was finished in 1816 sharing the Lancaster canal from Wigan Top Locks to Johnsons Hil locks.
Toilets available at School Lane Burscough W3W///sweep.trackers.admires
Refreshments available at ‘the wharf” Leeds and Liverpool canal at the start.
It is essential to register and book in advance online.
It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish. Wear comfortable clothing that suitable for the weather. Do wear sturdy grippy shoes.
We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time.
Walk speed guide:Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Wellness walks) Easy walk - Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1-hour Explorer walks) Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks) Strenuous walk - gear 3/4 (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks).
You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 2 hours’ notice.
All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen en route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.
Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records, or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks, or accidents. Thank you.
Contact details (only contact to notify if late or cancelling)
Matt 07530 813225
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