Venues

Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland is one of the North West’s top attractions. The theme park is based right on the seafront within easy walking distance of the town centre.
Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam is situated near Lymm in Cheshire. It was built in 1824 to carry a road from Warrington to Stockport. This is now the A56. Construction of the dam resulted in valley flooding and creation of a lake. The dam, lake, and surrounding woodland are now a country park popular with families and dog … Read more
Smithills Estate

Smithills Estate

The Smithills Estate is a large country park in Bolton. Covering over 1,700 acres it is the largest site owned by the Woodland Trust. The charity purchased the estate in 2015 following a successful bid for finance from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The area has a rich industrial heritage. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, coal … Read more

Attractions

Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland is one of the North West’s top attractions. The theme park is based right on the seafront within easy walking distance of the town centre.
Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam is situated near Lymm in Cheshire. It was built in 1824 to carry a road from Warrington to Stockport. This is now the A56. Construction of the dam resulted in valley flooding and creation of a lake. The dam, lake, and surrounding woodland are now a country park popular with families and dog … Read more
Smithills Estate

Smithills Estate

The Smithills Estate is a large country park in Bolton. Covering over 1,700 acres it is the largest site owned by the Woodland Trust. The charity purchased the estate in 2015 following a successful bid for finance from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The area has a rich industrial heritage. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, coal … Read more
Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre (Salford Watersports Centre) is based at Salford Quays and operated by Salford Community Leisure. It offers a range of water and land-based activities including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, power boating, climbing, orienteering, and open water swimming. A full programme of courses, plus details of individual and group tuition, … Read more
Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum North is one of the most unconventional buildings in the UK.
The Lowry

The Lowry

Located on the waterfront at Salford Quays, The Lowry plays host to a variety of performing and visual arts.
Opera House Manchester

Opera House Manchester

The Opera House Manchester opened in 1912 and is the sister venue of the Palace Theatre. West End shows, musicals and pantomimes make up the bulk of the entertainment here. The venue can seat 1915 theatregoers. A detailed seating plan can be downloaded from the official website. Facilities include several public bars, confectionary kiosks, and … Read more
People’s History Museum

People’s History Museum

The People’s History Museum tells the extraordinary story of ordinary people and how they changed the world. It looks at working people’s lives at work, home and leisure over the last 200 years. Themes covered in the main galleries include the Peterloo Massacre, the birth of democratic ideas, the growth of trade unionism, political parties, … Read more

Walks

Walk Around Lymm and Lymm Dam

Walk Around Lymm and Lymm Dam

This easy walk around Lymm in Cheshire is just 3.6 miles long. It includes sights such as Lymm Dam, Lymm village, Lymm Cross, the Bridgewater Canal, and Slitten Gorge. The walk starts at the Lymm Dam Car Park. This is located on Crouchley Lane, just east of the dam and next to St Mary’s Church. … Read more
Walker Fold Walk

Walker Fold Walk

Walker Fold is an area on the moors above Bolton. It is part of Smithills Estate, a country park owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. The walk is easy with no steep hills. It is just over 1 mile long. Footpaths are in good condition. The walk starts and finishes at the Walker Fold … Read more
Walk Around Wycoller Country Park

Walk Around Wycoller Country Park

Our walk around Wycoller Country Park is just 2½ miles long. It is quite easy and has no particularly steep sections. The walk includes sights around the park (ruins of Wycoller Hall, a 17th century barn, ancient bridges, and more). The Atom, a contemporary viewing platform, is also on the route. One section of the … Read more
Pendle Hill Walk

Pendle Hill Walk

The climb to the top of Pendle Hill is one of the most popular walks in Lancashire and North West England. Our walk is a simple, straightforward walk to the top and back. It starts in Barley, the closest village to Pendle Hill. The walk is 4 miles long. It will take most people around … Read more
Walk to Pendle Sculpture Trail and Black Moss Reservoirs

Walk to Pendle Sculpture Trail and Black Moss Reservoirs

This walk to the Pendle Sculpture Trail in Aitken Wood and Black Moss Reservoirs starts in Barley. It is just 3 miles long and is fairly easy. The route is generally mainly flat and the tracks are in good condition. The walk begins at Barley Picnic Site in the centre of Barley. There’s a car … Read more
Tolkien Trail

Tolkien Trail

The Tolkien Trail is one of the most popular walks in Lancashire. The circular route is 6 miles long. It starts in Hurst Green, a small village in the Ribble Valley.
Anglezarke Walk

Anglezarke Walk

Anglezarke is the biggest of the reservoirs in Lancashire’s Lake District. The series of reservoirs were built by Liverpool Corporation in the mid-19th century to supply drinking water to Liverpool. Footpaths are on all sides of the reservoir. This walk follows a circular route and starts at the main Anglezarke car park. It is located … Read more
Wayoh Reservoir Walk

Wayoh Reservoir Walk

Wayoh Reservoir is a reservoir near Edgworth in Lancashire. A circular path runs around the reservoir and is approximately 3 miles long. The walk is easy but the path is stony in places. It can also get muddy after rain. The path around nearby Turton and Entwistle Reservoir is flatter and better maintained. The walk … Read more
Chorlton Water Park Walk

Chorlton Water Park Walk

This is an easy walk around Chorlton Water Park in Chorlton, Manchester. It follows a well-maintained flat path and is suitable for all ages and abilities. The walk starts at the public car park. This is located at the end of Maitland Avenue (postcode M21 7WH). Parking here is free. There are toilets at the … Read more
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