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There are plenty of places to see and visit around West Lancashire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, West Lancashire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around West Lancashire

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    1

    The Ship Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Ship Inn is situated on the Leeds Liverpool canal just off the A5147. It is in a rural location with fantastic views. It has a large garden with a …

    Tip by
    JohnH
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    2

    Parbold Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Parbold Hill offers views for anyone walker who wants to just soak in the nice breeze at the summit. You can see places such as Ashurst Beacon (named after Sir …

    Tip by
    Stephen
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    3

    Taste Buds Cafe Fettlers Wharf

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Great little cafe that welcome cyclists, great choice of foods and drinks to keep most people happy.

    Tip by
    David
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    4

    Gravel path to bickerstaffe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A Wonderful little tour through lots of farm areas thats private roads so not traffic just animal which is always fantastic 😀 a beautiful sunny morning with a bit of a breeze. Some nice stops for quick pictures

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    5

    Trans Pennine, easy, mainly off road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Do NOT try to cycle on The Withins track towards Ince Blundell you CANNOT cycle over the bridge by the pumping station without ropes or crampons!! It should be signposted no through route for cyclists and vehicles.

    Tip by
    Laine
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    6

    Rufford Marinas.

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Two marinas either side of this branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

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    Konrad
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    Bit of a climb

    Road Cycling Highlight

    soon as you get round the bend high gear and pump the legs

    Tip by
    Carl
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    8

    Eagle & Child Pub, Bispham Green.

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lovely pub opposite the village green at Bispham Green.

    Tip by
    Konrad
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    9

    Lock Lane Bridge

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Nice views, after the bridge it could be a road used in the Spring Classics. Space for a few cars to park on Eastern side of the bridge.

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    10

    Long heys lane climb.

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A bit rutted at the bottom... stick with it, its worth it.. lovely, tough climb up to Ashurst Beacon.

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    11

    Green Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Part of NCN 91, single track tarmac road through farmers fields, lovely stretch of road with great views.

    Tip by
    JohnH
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    12

    Upholland Pepper Pots

    Hiking Highlight

    They are ventilation shafts over the tunnel between Orrell and Up Holland railway line stations.
    If you're feeling really adventurous and energetic you can keep going and take the up …

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    13

    Cleves hill view

    Road Cycling Highlight

    There are three small climbs on quiet roads that lead to this viewpoint - all are enough to get the heart and lungs going but not long enough, or steep enough to be a problem to anyone.

    Tip by
    DickyMint
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    14

    Harrock Hill Windmill

    Hiking Highlight

    An other piece of history slowly been reclaimed by the surrounding woods and undergrowth.
    It’s worth the effort to visit it.

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    15

    Mere brow deli

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Monday 8am–4pm
    Tuesday 8am–4pm
    Wednesday 8am–4pm
    Thursday 8am–4pm
    Friday 8am–4pm
    Saturday 9am–2pm
    Sunday Closed
    Nice little cafe, teas/coffees, cake and freshly made sandwiches.
    Outdoor seating.

    Tip by
    JohnH
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    16

    Cheshire Lines - Part of NCN62

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    An off road section of NCN62 that takes you from Bell's Lane Maghull to the Formby Bypass at Ainsdale. The path starts off quite narrow but soon opens with good …

    Tip by
    Neil
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    17

    River Douglas Visit

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the main highlights on my walk has to be the footpath by the River Douglas opposite Tarleton. It is more like a curved pathway where you can access …

    Tip by
    Stephen
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    18

    Great little bike shop

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This is a great place to take your bike for a service. Really helpful mechanic who is willing to pass the time of day whilst he fixes your beloved bike.

    Tip by
    Glen
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    19

    Crow Lane Climb

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Nice winding climb up a tree-lined lane.

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    20

    Shortcut to Parbold

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    I highly recommend any ramblers to try out this woodland footpath, to or from Parbold. It's a nice peaceful walk where it takes you through a couple of fields (some …

    Tip by
    Stephen

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