The Lydiate Loop

St Catherines ChapelOne of the most popular walks, this 9.6km moderate walk starts and finishes at the Running Horses pub on Bells Lane, adjacent to the canal at Sumners Turn Bridge.  View details of the The Lydiate Loop.

Passing Lydiate Hall, St Catherines Chapel and The Scotch Piper (reputedly Lancashires oldest pub), there is plenty to see along this route before returning to your starting point along the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath.

The Scotch Piper

The nearest railway station to the start of this route is at Maghull.  Arriva bus service 311 between Skelmersdale and Liverpool stops by the Weld Blundell Pub, the Arriva bus service 300 also stops on this route.