How to get there - From Junction 27 on the M^ take the A5209 westwards for 3.5 miles to Parbold. After crossing first the railway, then the canal, turn right into MIll Lane. Immediately after recrossing the canal turn left into the car park.
For those with SatNav the nearest postcode is WN8 7NW.
Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)
Suggested Launch Site - Launch over the bank.
Description - Paddle west. It is 4.5 miles to the Farmers Arms which can be either a convenient place to turn round or, if you prefer a shorter trip a good place to end if you have arranged a shuttle. For those with SatNav the postcode is L40 8JA.
The trip is lock and portage free, mainly rural but does pass through Burscough with small sections of industry.
Comments on this trip
Alex Savage 03 Sep 2011
We really enjoyed this trip. The Windmill Pub is just across the canal from the launch site http//www.thewindmillatparbold.co.uk/The description says that it is portage free. We encountered 2 swing bridges that we couldn't paddle under and didn't have the key to open them. We had to do a quick portage, but it was easy to climb onto the bank and launch on the other side. However, this just added to the fun of the trip!