577 Yarrow Valley

The rioters who destroyed Arkwright's Mill back in 1779 would be amazed that all the mills have gone. Bleaching, dyeing and mining once dominated the Yarrow Valley, but now it's a Country Park with lakes, riverside footpaths and flowery meadows. The wooded cloughs are full of garlic ramsons and bluebells in spring, while Lower Burgh meadows has cowslips and primroses as well as lots of butterflies.

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LOCATION: South west of Chorley
START: Yarrow Valley Country Park signed from B5251. Cafe & Information Centre, toilets
Grid ref: SD572153 Postcode: PR7 3QA
DISTANCE: 4.5 (or 3.5) miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Southport & Chorley Landranger 108
EN ROUTE: Eaves Green, River Yarrow, Burgh Wood, Drybones

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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