This is a mix terrain circular walk that takes you through Astley Park (43 hectares of well tended parkland and ancient woods) and on ... more »into the town centre markets and then back round through housing estates. Along the way you will pass
Chorley's famous Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery which is often referred to as the 'Jewel in Chorley's crown' and features among the Simon Jenkins book 'Britain's Best 1,000 Houses'.Astley Hall is one of the most significant buildings in the North West, with a fascinating history of families who lived there and some magnificent architecture.
There is plenty of parking on the route but there is a large free car park at Astley Hall (PR7 1NP - follow the signs when you get close as the satnav tends to want to take you into the park a different route). The route takes in some of the FTF Shark cache series as well as others - If you are planning on doing the FTF series make sure you read all the logs prior to setting out as some are puzzle caches. One of the hardest on route was FTF Shark - Plasmastorm (GC2GWEJ) - 20 minutes of hunting to find this!!