A terrific stroll over Healey Nab and through White Coppice - An ideal summers evening walk of approx 3.5 miles


Park on the side of the road in Coppice lane just before Causeway House farm. Walk down the track to the farm and bear right between the two reservoirs. Follow the reservoir on the right along it’s full length emerging on the fishermans car park off Higher House Lane.

Turn left and walk up the lane, following it around a sharp right hand bend. Where the road bends to the left, continue straight on up the stoney bridleway / footpath. The path then bears right around Higher Healey and heads uphill towards the trees on Healey nab.

Pass through the gate and enter the woods, keeping straight on. After a couple of hundred yards the path forks, take the left hand fork (uphill) and follow this path up to the summit of Healey Nab. The summit cairn is on the right just over a broken down stone wall. There are extensive views over Chorley, Preston and the Lancashire plain.

Go back to the wall and continue on the path (either side of the wall) down to a stile on to the open moor. Continue forward until a crossroad of paths is reached. Turn right and follow this broad path passed old quarry excavations before dropping down to meet another path. Turn right here, then almost immediately take a stile on the left into a field.

Head half left accross the field heading for the left hand corner, at this point another stile is crossed before a flight of stone steps drops you down on the road next to the reservoir. follow the road bearing right and passing Watermans cottage and crossing the bridge under which “The Goit” runs.

Within a few metres, turn left through a kissing gate on to a wide path that follows the base of Stronsey bank and winds it’s way towards White Coppice. Turn left through the Kissing gate to emerge at the cricket ground. Follow the path accross the car park and left at the bottom down the track to emerge on to Coppice Lane amongst the cottages of White Coppice.

Follow the road through the hamlet and at a fork in the road, go right then take the footpath over a footbridge on the left by a picnic area. Follow this path accross the field, over a stile and around the edge of the reservoir. The path emerges at causeway House farm, where the walk started.



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