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Friday, March 24, 2017

Springtime fun in West Lancashire parks

Enjoy the great outdoors on some great events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council’s Parks and Countryside Service in April.

The Clieves Hill Circular Walk on Monday 3 April is a six-mile ramble starting at Coronation Park, Ormskirk and exploring footpaths through the wider local countryside. The walk is open to all and will be set at a relaxed, manageable pace.

Meet at the Bowling Green Pavilion, Coronation Park, Ormskirk, at 9.50am for a 10am start.

On Sunday 16 April the Rangers are hosting a 12-mile guided walk through the countryside of Burscough and Rufford on the Burscough Wetlands Walk. The walk covers beautiful open countryside with a focus on wildlife-rich woodlands and wetlands, and will be mainly along footpaths through the countryside. Meet at Platts Lane Car Park, Burscough, at 9.50am for a 10am start.

Volunteers can help the Rangers with the Tawd Valley Park clean-up on Saturday 22 April, starting at 10am. They will be clearing litter and debris from the river and footpaths and making this hidden jewel in the heart of Skelmersdale sparkle a little bit more brightly. Meet at the lower car park (nearest the river) behind Skelmersdale Library at 9.50am for a 10am start. Please be aware that this is a practical countryside event and dress in appropriate clothing and footwear. A pair of decent work gloves is advisable.

Then on Saturday, April 29 people can enjoy a Bee Safari by taking a stroll around Beacon Country Park with experts from Lancashire Wildlife Trust's "Plan Bee" project. They will talk about local bees, their importance and what we can all do to help them. Meet at the Visitor Centre, Beacon Country Park, Up Holland at 1.50pm for a 2pm start.

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult at all these events. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather and ground conditions at each event.

For more information on Council events please visit events.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794. You can also find out more about parks and countryside events by following the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or visiting their Facebook page.

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