Leisure & recreation
West Lancashire is a nature lover's dream destination, with countryside gems waiting to be discovered across its rural landscape.
Savour breathtaking views, explore bustling market towns steeped in history or take relaxing walks through secluded woodland. It's the perfect place for families of all ages to spend time exploring, relaxing and having fun.
Whatever area you wish to discover in West Lancashire, we hope that you enjoy your visit.
Visit the Visit Lancashire (external link) website for more tourist information including restaurant recommendations, places to stay and attractions to visit. You can also find out about walking and cycling routes plus cycle hire on the Visit Sefton and West Lancashire (external link) website.
The Visit Lancashire site gives information about all the area's wonderful attractions including the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (external link) at Martin Mere near Burscough; Rufford Old Hall, which is operated by the National Trust; West Lancashire Light Railway at Hesketh Bank; the Leeds Liverpool Canal (external link) ; Farmer Teds (external link) ; Leisure Lakes at Mere Brow (external link), Mere Sands Nature Reserve (external link) and Windmill Animal Farm (external link) near Burscough.
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