Your Guide

Things to Do For Everyone

Your Doorstep Essentials

Mawdesley is the nearest village (5minutes by car / 20minutes walk).

Post Office & Local Shop The Spa is the nearest shop at Mawdesley. (5minutes by car / 20minutes walk). 55 New St, Mawdesley, Ormskirk L40 2QN

You can buy fresh eggs, milk and cream from Tootles the working farm opposite. Visits to see the milking and calves can also be arranged by appointment, please speak to the hostess Bev on site.

Sainsburys at Eccleston (8minutes by car). New Mill St, Eccleston, Chorley PR7 5SZ
Tescos at Burscough Bridge (14minutes by car). Liverpool Rd North, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0SA
Booths at Burscough Bridge (16minutes by car). 1, Ringtail Retail Park, Burscough L40 8AD

ATM / Cash Point
The nearest ATM is at The Royal Bank of Scotland in Parbold. Scarisbrick House, The Common, Parbold, Wigan WN8 7DB

A Day out with the Kids
 website gives you some great ideas of what to do with kids of all ages in the local area and beyond.

Artisans, Shops & Good Coffee

Cedars Farm Galleries Shops & Cafe Creative shopping experience with 25 independent artisans producing contemporary art, clothing, home furnishings and beauty products on site (5minutes by car / 20minutes walk).

Cedar Farm Monthly Farmers Market and Vintage Fair (5minutes by car / 20minutes walk).

Robert & Co Traditional coffee roasters and retailers dating back to 1891. Enjoy unusual blends from around the world (5minutes by car / 20minutes walk). Back Lane, Mawdesley, L40 3SY

The Mawdesley Pantry Local Cafe (5minutes by car / 20minutes walk). 72A New St, Mawdesley, Ormskirk L40 2QW.

Owd Barn Tea Rooms & Ice Cream Parlour Farm shop, tea room and gift shop housed in an 16th Century listed barn amongst rural surroundings (7minutes by car). Rufford Road, Bispham, Ormskirk L40 3SA

Heskin Farmers Market and Craft Centre The centre features over 40 unique shops, businesses and cafes.  (8minutes by car). Wood Lane, Heskin, Chorley PR7 5PA

Local Places To Eat & Drink

The Farmers Arms You can relax by the open fire on the comfy sofas and sit in the beer garden in the summertime (2minutes by car / 15minutes walk). Chorley Rd, Ormskirk L40 3SL 

Eagle & Child Real ale pub with large garden and bowling green, serving meat from its own farm and local produce (4minutes by car / 30minutes walk). Maltkiln Ln, Ormskirk L40 3SG

The Old Packet House Charming pub with a beer garden serving fine food and traditional cask ale (13minutes by car). 29 Liverpool Rd N, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 5TN

The Ship Inn Real ales and Lancashire pub grub in a Victorian canalside inn with modern styling and wood floors (12minutes by car). 4 Wheat Ln, Lathom, Ormskirk L40 4BX

The Blue Mallard Casual fine-dining venue serving regionally sourced seafood and veggie dishes, plus local cheeses (13minutes by car). Burscough Wharf, Liverpool Rd North, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 5RZ

Local Things To Do

Local Towns
Ormskirk is a historic Market Town in the heart of West Lancashire steeped in history and character with great pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops – and home to the annual Ormskirk MotorFest, a motoring extravaganza each August Bank Holiday Weekend (20minutes by car).

Croston is a picture perfect village and serial winner in the North West in Bloom awards (10minutes by car).

Withnell Fold is a model village created by Thomas Blinkhorn Parke the son of a cotton magnate, he created the village to house the workers of his paper mill (28minutes by car).

Chorley this market town has a wealth of history dating back to the Bronze Age, 3,500 years ago. Start by walking the free heritage trail which takes about an hour from the town centre (19minutes by car).

Visit Lancashire is a great website for exploring more things to do or alternatively visit Lancashire Life to see what is happening locally.

Day Trips
The Lake District, The Pennines, Snowdonia, Blackpool and the Western Dales are within driving distance for a day trip.

Easy Access Sports

Lakeside Coarse Fishery has quality fishing in a quiet, rural setting (2minutes by car / 12minutes walk). Swift House Farm, Bentley Lane PR7 5UY

Themed walking routes from rambling to serious trekking, explore the local countryside with Visit Lancashire’s range of 70 different walking routes free for you to enjoy.

Cycling for All From elite cyclists (Bradley Wiggins lives locally in Eccleston) to sportives, mountain biking through woodland trails or just bumbling around – bring your own bike or hiring one locally is easy.

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club Founded in 1906, S&A is a two-time Ryder Cup venue and a top 100 ranked UK Links course (35minutes by car). Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale Southport, Merseyside PR8 3LG

Gathurst Golf Club Down the road from The Owls of Bentley Lane is the 18 hole, par 70, private parkland golf course, which also provides children’s lessons (14minutes by car). Miles Ln, Shevington, Wigan WN6 8EW

Water Sport
Leisure Lakes Jet Ski Centre As well as taking your own jet ski out on one of the largest Jet Ski Lakes in the North West you can also hire a tow in summer with Avos Watersport Den for Wake Boarding, Water Skiing and Knee Boarding (20minutes by car). Leisure Lakes, The Gravel, Mere Brow, Tarleton PR4 6JX.

Horse Riding
Roocroft Riding Stables Established in 1958 Roocroft is a local riding school and stables (7minutes by car). Courage Low La, Wigan WN6 9PJ

Leisure Lakes also has an Equestrian Centre which can be pre-booked (20minutes by car).

Wildlife & Beaches

Martin Mere Wetland Centre gets up close to fantastic wetland wildlife for all the family (18minutes by car). Fish Lane, Burscough L40 0TA

Ribble Coast & Wetlands is one of the most important places for birdlife in Europe (25minutes by car).

Windmill Animal Farmyou can experience the everyday running of an actual working farm, for kids and adults alike (16minutes by car).

Formby Point National Trust is a preserved beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods all protected by the National Trust. (40minutes by car).

Gorse Hill Nature Reserve is situated on a sandstone ridge it offers spectacular views across the West Lancashire Plain (25minutes by car).

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