350 Cuerden Valley

Trapped between the M6, M61 and M65 you might expect to find only urban scruffiness. But, in fact, the Cuerden Valley is a delightful pocket of quiet countryside. Created as a Country Park in 1981 the valley has bluebell woods, wildflower meadows, ponds and the infant River Lostock. Locals love this wildlife haven, managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, so why not join them - it's hardly difficult to find!

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LOCATION: Four miles south of Preston
START: B5256, Cuerden Valley Park car park, 1 mile from M6 Junct 28
Grid ref: SD568229 Postcode: PR6 7ES
DISTANCE: 3.5 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Blackpool & Preston Landranger 102
REFRESHMENTS: Visitor Centre & Ley Inn
EN ROUTE: Sheep Hill Wood

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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