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The Category Chorley is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Chorley which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


'Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy.'

Description from

Chorley Council


'There are many significant parks and open spaces in the Borough covering over 300 hectares, many of which have historical connections. Together with river valleys, country parks and nature reserves they offer a wide variety of leisure activities.'


'Offer a wide variety of walks within the beautiful West Pennine Moors and the outlying villages from Rivington in the East to Mawdesley in the West and from Hoghton in the North to Adlington in the South. We also venture further afield to the Lake District, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.'

Distance (miles)24

'The Anglezarke Amble is a Challenge Walk taking in Rivington, Anglezarke and Turton Moors, through an area known locally as "Little Lake District". There is a choice of distances, either 16 or 24 miles.' Usually held Mid February.

Description from

LDWA - West Lancashire

Distance (miles)3

'Croston is a village situated on the banks of the River Yarrow approximately 10 miles South West of Preston. The name dates back to Saxon times. The first settlers were Scandinavian from the colonies in Ireland. The word "cross" is derived from old Irish and was adapted by the Norse men. This was added to the Anglo Saxon word "tun" meaning town or village forming the word "crostun", known today as Croston.' Alert At Review, I could no longer use the Web Links originally referenced here; so I have replaced the Web Site with a generic Entry for the Village (within which there is a very brief mention of the Trail).


'White Coppice in the parish of Heapey, is a hamlet set in idyllic surroundings ... Anglezarke in the parish of Heapey, is an area of outstanding beauty. It has reservoirs, woods and moors. The area is a walkers paradise ... Rivington is a village in the Borough of Chorley... and is popular with the people of Chorley, Horwich and Bolton.''

Description from

Jed McCormick

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