This is an 11 mile walk from Botany Bay in Chorley, over Heally Nab to White Coppice, on to Brinscall and Withnell and then along the old railway line footpath to Abbey Village, The route then goes over Pike Lowe heading for Withnell Fold, where you meet the Leeds Liverpool Canal and follow it back to Botany Bay.
Start of the walk, up Baganley Lane opposite The Lock and Quay pub
A muddy climb up to Heally Nab
Climbing into Nab Woods
The muddy descent down the other side of Heally Nab
A much more spring like image as we reach White Coppice
The path along the goit to Brinscall
From Brinscall the route follows the old trackbed of the Chorley - Blackburn railway. The Bridge goes under Bury Lane at Withnell
Towards Abbey Village and the path goes under the viaduct, when Bolton Rd is reached we double back on a path above the
old railway line and cross over the Viaduct
Looking back down the path from the viaduct
The path heads back towards the church on Bury Lane before sriking off ttowards Pike Lowe
Crossing Pike Lowe, heading for Snape Heights
Pike Lowe reservoir, looking more like a high security prison complete with 12 foot hight electric fences and security cameras !!
Approaching Snape Heights Farm, all downhill from here.
An industril scene from a bygone age as we reach the Canal towpath at Withnell Fold
Leeds - Liverpool Canal
Reflective ducks !!
Total Gridlock at Wheelton Moorings
The Top Lock
The locks at Whittle le Woods
After what seemed like forever on the towpath, Botany Bay and the end of the walk comes into view.
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