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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pick up a copy of the 2016 Parks and Countryside events leaflet

Would you like to know about the exciting free events taking place in West Lancashire’s wonderful parks and countryside sites? Then make sure you get a copy of the 2016 Parks and Countryside Events programme.

During 2016 you will be able to join the Rangers on activities such as the Chequer Lane Clean Up on Saturday 19 March, starting at 10am and the Fairy Glen Circular Walk on Friday 25 March, also at 10am. Juniors Rangers can enjoy Springwatch events in April and Autumnwatch sessions in November as well as a full range of summer activities on four of our sites.

Major events planned for later in the year include the Medieval Weekend at Coronation Park, Ormskirk, on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May, and the Green Fayre at Beacon Country Park on 23 July and 24 July. The programme includes a wide range of wonderful walks, events and concerts all year around, so there really is something for everybody. Please come along and join in with the fun.

To find out more pick up one of the Council’s free Parks and Countryside Events 2016 booklets are available to collect from local libraries, community centres, information centres, leisure centres and the visitor centre at Beacon Country Park. The programme is also available to download from countryside.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “We are really lucky to have such wonderful parks and countryside sites on our doorstep in West Lancashire. I would encourage everyone to enjoy some time at our upcoming events and in the great outdoors in 2016.”

If you would like to receive your events programme through the post please email your name and full address to beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk or telephone 01695 622794.

West Lancashire Parks and Countryside Service manage 13 sites across the Borough including the Green Flag Award winning Beacon Country Park in Up Holland and Coronation Park in Ormskirk. These sites are recognised as being amongst the best green spaces in the country.

The other sites managed by the service are:  Abbey Lakes, Upholland; Cheshire Lines Cycle Path, Altcar; Chequer Lane Lake, Upholland; Dean Wood, Up Holland; Fairy Glen, off Parbold Hill; Hunters Hill, Hilldale; Platts Lane Lakes, Burscough; Richmond Park, Burscough;  Ruff Wood, Ormskirk; Stanley Coronation Park, Skelmersdale; and Tawd Valley Park, Skelmersdale. To find more about any of our sites please visit countryside.

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