About an hour. Generally easy footpath walking, mostly away from busy roads.
Don't be put off by the name. This is a nice walk for anyone living just south of the Ribble (Lower Penwortham, Middleforth, Kingsfold, Walton Park or Lostock Hall) wanting to get away from busy roads without getting in the car. Some road walking but generally quiet lanes and paths.
Today's walk started near to Bee Lane off Leyland Road. Walk up Leyland Road to Marina Drive. Cut through to the green space off St Cuthberts Road (Poo bin here!) and walk along to Watering Pool lane. This lane leads past the gas works and underneath the old railway bridge. Don't join the old railway path here but go straight ahead and join the clearly marked cycleway/footpath ahead of you.
At the junction with the Old Tramway turn left and follow this all the way to woods next to Factory Lane. Most of this route is traffic free but be aware this is a cycle track so keep your dog on a lead.
When you reach Factory Lane go past the old factory and take the footpath on the left which leads past the farm and back to Leyland Road by Skew Bridge.
There are few decent off lead opportunities on this walk but it is a nice way to spend an hour or so.
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Doggy rating 5/10 (6/10 if your dog hates getting in the car!)