With flat towpaths, historic canal features and rich wildlife, Rufford Top Lock and Burscough is the perfect place for family walks, bike rides and bird spotting.
Address: Burscough Wharf, Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire L40 5RZ
Visit time: 2 hours
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There is free parking available at Burscough Wharf, along the road and for customers of the local pubs
Toilets: There are public toilets at Burscough Wharf
Rufford Old Hall (National Trust), Martin Mere Wetland Centre (WWT)
You should see some boats, especially in the summer months, and they may even go through the locks!
There are some grassy spots by the canal where you can lay down a picnic blanket
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