Borsdane Wood from Aspull Civic Hall


4.8 miles long

Borsdane Woods #Wigan

Weir in Borsdane Woods cc-by-sa/2.0 - © ray blow - geograph.org.uk/p/482503 – cropped from original

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This walk is one of a series of fifteen Jubilee Legacy Walks designed to celebrate the richness and diversity of Wigan Borough’s green space, and provide a lasting reminder of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations of 2012.

This circuit takes in woodland and open grasslands (arable agricultural fields), a brief encounter with local industry, and reclaimed land. The east to west routes offer open views back towards Wigan and across the Douglas Valley, while north to south routes include most of the walk’s woodland.

Along the way, enjoy the ancient semi-natural woodland of Borsdane Wood over Borsdane Brook bridge. Borsdane Brook is an upper tributary of the River Glaze.

Accessibility and facilities

Paths are generally soft underfoot and some can be muddy after rain. For this reason, the route is not graded as wheelchair or pushchair-friendly.

There are no toilets en route. Pubs and cafes can, however, be found in Aspull village just to the north.

How to get there

The main start point given on this page is Woods Road car park (shown as Aspull Civic Hall in the leaflet and ‘Star’ number 2 on the leaflet map).

The alternative start point given here is on Hall Lane (the southernmost of the two bus symbols shown on the leaflet’s map). This is only a short walk north of Hindley train station.

To work out how to get to and from either walk start point, simply click the Google Maps links on this page. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click on the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcodes shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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