I went on a country walk just a 45 minute drive away from Liverpool and visited a beautiful canal side pub with the prettiest beer garden.
I love getting out in nature and going for long walks to explore new places. In my opinion, you can't beat enjoying some fresh air while taking in some stunning views.
You don’t have to travel too far from Liverpool to enjoy a peaceful walk as the North West is home to a variety of remote trails to explore. If you love a food and drink stop either during or at the end of your walk, then this may be the perfect for you.
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Luckily for me, I had the weather on my side when I did this walk - beautiful blue skies and sunshine filled the sky. I drove to Burscough Wharf where I began my stroll.
Next to Burscough Wharf is a free car park which is perfect as you can take as long as you want on the walk without the added stress of knowing your car parking ticket is going to run out. Burscough Wharf has an array of shops, leisure, independent arts, craft and hobby shops and pubs.
You’ll know you’re starting the walk in the right place when you see three cobbled steps that lead you onto the Leeds Liverpool canal. You will instantly be greeted with beautiful barges and calming water.
The full walk is a five mile circular route but you can make it as long or as short as you want. The area around this walking route has some of the flattest land in West Lancashire.
On each side of the canal, are colourful barges in tow, nature reserves, pretty cottages and fields filled with horses. It really was one of the most peaceful walks I have been on.
After about 20 minutes of walking, you will find The Ship pub on the Rufford Branch ofRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk