Lancashire - Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Burscough to The Saracens Head, Halsall (& return)
How to get there -
From Junction 27 on the M6, take the A5209 west to Burscough (7 miles). After crossing the railway bridge turn right at the "T" junction onto the A59 then take the first left into Higgin's Lane foe one mile before turning right into Crabtree Lane. Park in the car park before the bridge at the Slipway Inn.
For those with SatNav the postcode is L40 0RN.
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Suggested Launch Site -
Launch over the bank.
This trip on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is lock and portage free. I suggest you turn round at the Saracens Head, Halsall, which is four and a half miles from the start but if you want a shorter trip and can arrange a car shuttle you can also end the trip here.
This part of the canal has excellent access - practically every road crossing has a car park canalside so it's very easy to shorten or extend the trip to suit your needs.