914 Red Rock and the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Frosty fields and frozen paths sparkled in the winter sunshine beside the Leeds Liverpool Canal, tempting Wigan's ramblers, dog walkers and runners. But narrowboats on the waterway were trapped in ice. They weren't going anywhere.

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LOCATION: North of Wigan
START: Red Rock Lane (B5239) off A5106, signed Haigh Country Park. Car park on left in a quarter mile
Grid ref: SD583099 Postcode: WN1 2UJ
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Bolton (start) West Pennine Moors (rest) Landranger 108
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: River Douglas, Rennie Aqueduct, Arley, Adlington

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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