Rufford River Douglas Circular

A very easy to follow 6 mile circular walk beginning at Rufford Marina and initially taking towpath North beside Leeds Liverpool Canal before taking footpath South along the levee beside River Douglas back to start.

Technical sheet
No. 14194882
A Rufford (Lancashire) walk posted on 30/08/21 by gfl57. Update : 31/08/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h40[?]
Distance Distance : 9.23km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 3m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3m
Highest point Highest point : 10m
Lowest point Lowest point : 4m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Rufford (Lancashire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.634641° / W 2.810448°
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Leeds Liverpool Canal at Rufford

Description

(D/A) Join towpath heading North on the East bank of the canal.

(1) Continue North along the towpath.

(2) Carefully cross Sollom Lane and follow the path along East bank as it follows the meandering course of River
Asland.

(3) Continue to follow River Asland as it turns northeast (right)

(4) Take the short path northeast across the field to the levee of River Douglas and turn South (right) along the levee.

(5) Carefully cross Eyes Lane and continue South beside River Douglas.

(6) Continue South beside River Douglas.

(7) Pass with care under the railway bridge as the path can be slippery. Upon reaching Meadow Lane turn West (right) along it.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 7m - Towpath
1 : km 2.36 - alt. 5m - Turntable
2 : km 3.25 - alt. 9m - Sollom Lane
3 : km 3.97 - alt. 10m - Asland
4 : km 4.64 - alt. 7m - Change River
5 : km 5.67 - alt. 6m - Eyes Lane
6 : km 7.35 - alt. 6m - Wind Turbine
7 : km 8.8 - alt. 5m - Railbridge
D/A : km 9.23 - alt. 7m - Towpath

Useful Information

Parking at the start.
Refreshments at marina and Rufford village.
Bus 2A, 347 to start.
Train to Rufford Station.

More info www.graemelinford.com/walks/rufford_douglas.html

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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