Prehistoric Moors Walk is a 14.8 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Chorley, Lancashire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 14.8 km Elevation Gain: 469 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

walking

bird watching

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

Starting from Adlington railway station, walk out along quiet roads and crossed the dam separating Anglezarke and Upper Rivington reservoirs then up onto the moor. Old lead mine workings and a memorial to the crew of a crashed wartime Wellington bomber are easy to find in the appropriately named ‘Lead Mine Clough’.  But further along evidence of what the monument records describe as a ‘stone bank complex’  and an ‘oval cairn’ which are much harder to pick out of the landscape but the map co-ordinates are accurate. You have to have faith that they are leading you to the right place and also faith in the expertise of the archaeologists who have identified them. Further north walking along the edge of Stronstrey Bank the views out West were well worth the outing. On a clear, breezy and sunny day you can see both cathedrals in Liverpool city centre and the North Wales hills beyond. Turning northwards Blackpool Tower and Heysham power station were easily spotted and the Lakeland hills visible beyond Morecambe Bay. Come down off the moors into White Coppice which must have just about the most picturesque setting of a cricket pitch it is possible to have. Then over Healey Nab and down into Chorley for the train home.

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