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Keep safe!
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Worden Park, Leyland

Gentle walking through a mix of open fields and woodland paths. Loads of off-lead opportunities in this dog friendly park which was rated by dog wardens as one of the top 10 favourite places for dog walks in the UK.

Park in the main car park and give your dog a good run in the large field on the left as you face the park. This area is well away from kids play areas and football pitches so is dog friendly even on the busiest days.

Walk towards the miniture railway tracks (watch for trains!) and bear left beside the tracks to a path above the woodlands and then go down to the riverside path through the trees. Follow the track past numerous follies and bridges for half a mile or so and eventually you'll come out of the woods into open space near the football pitches.

Worden park has loads of football pitches so if matches are on best to keep your dog on the lead. It goes without saying that you should not allow you dog to foul the pitches! If there are no matches you can walk right round the edge of the park, past an excellent fenced off childrens play area, and back onto another area of great open space near the car park.

If the weather is nice, rest a while to watch the steam trains and enjoy the atmosphere. There's lots to see.

There is a doggy shower by the car park but at the time of writing this it was a bit grotty and to be honest I wouldn't bother!

Overall, a good place to spend an hour or two but to be honest it wouldn't be in my top ten of places to go.

Map and further information http://www.southribble.gov.uk/section.asp?catid=461

Doggy rating 6/10

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