Places to explore
Trans Pennine Trail
The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.
The Trail from coast-to-coast between Southport and Hornsea is 215 miles (346Km) long. If you want to explore for a day or longer then there is something for everyone. Visit the Trans Pennine Trail Website for up to date information.
The Leeds Liverpool Canal
With recent surface improvements and lots of changing scenery along the way, from historical buildings, rolling countryside and fabulous places to stop and eat, the Leeds Liverpool Canal has something for everyone. This picture is at Top Locks, on the Rufford Branch by the Ship at Lathom.
Burscough Wharf opened its doors to the paying public in 2011 and its reputation is steadily growing as a unique retail and leisure development which is centred around food and drink, arts and crafts, the creative industries, fashion and the community.
A vibrant retail and leisure development has been created that trades seven days a week from early morning to late at night.
Burscough is a growing market town in West Lancashire and this development has transformed the town centre by linking the Leeds/Liverpool Canal to the central retail area and all the local amenities.