We were up and out early this morning for the short trip to Much Hoole and a walk along the banks of the river Douglas.
Our route began at the historic St Michaels Church,where Jeremiah Horrocks was curate on the early 1600s, following the footpath over the stile almost opposite the church car park.
Crossing open fields we soon reached Haunders Lane (very narrow in parts) and followed this right towards the river. The views from the riverbank were wonderful and, happily, the dog was not silly enough to wallow through the thick bankside mud whilst we admired the moored yachts.
We followed the river south for a mile or two of mainly off lead walking before rejoining Liverpool Road and the short walk back to the church.
Overall, a nice walk with plenty of off lead stretches. The Douglas is tidal in this stretch so I expect the character of the walk changes significantly depending on the tidal state.
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Doggy rating 6/10