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Big Burnley Walk

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Date and time

Sunday
30/04/2023
10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07811 024936

Event Location

The Pavilion, Thompson Park, Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2RU

Event ID#

8574

Event Category:

Walking Events

Online bookings are now closed! You can register on the day at the Pavilion in Thompson Park

Event Description

 

** Online bookings are now closed! You can register on the day at the Pavilion in Thompson Park. **

 

The Big Burnley Walk will connect people and communities across Burnley, with a wander through the town's wonderful green and blue spaces.

Starting and finishing in Thompson Park, there will be the option of 3 routes. Maps with brief written instructions will be provided on the day, but for a brief overview of routes please see the bottom of this page.

There will be check points en route which will provide a place for a brief rest, snacks, refreshments and water.

The event will include tail walkers for each route, who will guide at a steady pace so no-one is alone or left behind.

ITINERARY

09.00-9.45 – Registration and check in at the Pavilion in Thompson Park.
This is where you will collect your number, maps and other information.

9.55-10.00 – Event brief addressed to all.

10.00 – Walk’s begin.

12.00 – Approximate finish of the 3-mile walkers.

13.00-14.00 – Approximate finish of all 6.8-mile walkers.

16.00-17.00 – Approximate finish of walkers who took on the “Big Burnley Walk”.

As this is an outdoor event, participants should be dressed appropriately for the weather and wearing suitable footwear. It is recommended that you check the weather on the day of the event and bring spare warm clothing, waterproofs, sun cream etc.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Toilets
There are public toilets in Thompson Park and there will be others in the parks en route.

Dogs
We love our four-legged friends but unfortunately no dogs are allowed in Thompson or Queens Park, so it is advised that dogs are not brought, particularly if you are completing the 3-mile route.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcomed on the longer two routes, but as mentioned above will not be allowed in Thompson Park for the registration, start and finish of the event so practicality of this needs to be considered if you are thinking of bringing a dog.

Children
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and strict adult supervision is required throughout.

Prams
The 3-mile route is on trails and paths that are suitable for prams. There are a couple of steeper inclines so please bare this in mind.

Cancellation
The event will only be cancelled if there is a severe weather warning in place or flooding to the route. The decision for cancelling will be made for 8am on the day of the event and you will be notified via email if this is the case.

If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please let the event organisers know prior to the event start. This will make the check in and registration process on the day much easier.

Further communications
Further information will be circulated via email prior to the event so please ensure you keep an eye out for this.

 

Routes

Option 1. The “Big Burnley Walk” – 13.4 miles. CLICK HERE FOR FULL MAP.
Leaving Thompson Park to take in some of the wonderful Brun Valley Forest Park, heading into Rowley. You will then take in the sights as you stroll around Rowley Lake before making your way towards the Thornton Arms. Crossing over Brunshaw Road you will head down through the woodland trails into Towneley Park before heading up towards Foldy’s Cross at the back of Towneley Hall. You will then make your way out of the park, crossing Todmorden Road to take in the walking trails alongside New Road before heading down into Healey Heights and through another of the Towns Green Flag Parks, Scott Park. 
From Scott Park you will travel on a short stretch of road to join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at the Gannow area. Strolling along the waterside you will then travel along the top of Padiham Greenway before making your way out and past Lowerhouse fishing lodge onto Scott Street.
From here you will continue through some of Burnley's hidden gems as you travel along the Sweetclough Greenway, before heading towards and through Ightenhill Park. The route will then take in a footpath that will lead you down over the River Calder towards Crow Wood. Heading from Crow Wood into Daneshouse, you will join the canal towpath once more which will lead you back along the waterside to Thompson Park, finishing at the Pavilion.


Option 2. Medium Meander - 6.8 mile route.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL MAP.
Leaving Thompson Park to take in some of the wonderful Brun Valley Forest Park, heading into Rowley. You will then take in the views across the water as you stroll around Rowley Lake before making your way towards the Thornton Arms. Crossing over Brunshaw road before heading down through the woodland trails into Towneley Park.
Next, head up towards Foldy’s Cross at the back of Towneley Hall, before making your way out of the park, crossing Todmorden Road to take in some of the walking trails hidden alongside New Road before heading down Howorth Road, through Healey Heights and onto Healey Wood Road. From here you will head towards Marlborough Street, taking the bridge to cross over the canal, you will join the canal, heading along the waterside past Finsley Gate Wharf. Marvel as you stroll along the straight mile before finishing back at the Pavilion in Thompson Park.

Option 3. Short Stroll - 3-mile route. CLICK HERE FOR FULL MAP.
Recommended for families and little legs.
Leaving Thompson Park to take in some of the wonderful Brun Valley Forest Park, heading into Rowley. You will then begin to make your way back over the Ridge, through Queens Park finishing back in Thompson Park.


Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event.

I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk.

If entering anyone under the age of 16, I declare that I have selected a route suitable for their ability and that they will be accompanied and under strict adult supervision throughout.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Active Burnley

View Map

Big Burnley Walk

The Pavilion, Thompson Park, Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2RU

Scan this QR code to open the event location on your smart device. You can then use sat nav on google maps to guide you to the race. Please note that the nearest postcode is used for the event location therefore using sat nav may not exactly guide you door to door.

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