A 7.4 mile flat circular walk through local countryside and nature reserves.


7.4 miles


Flat, rural

Start from

Brown Moss Nature Reserve

Nearest to



Brown Moss Nature Reserve

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.9471653555, -2.6542743716

OS: SJ561391

The route

A 7.4 mile flat circular walk starting and finishing at Brown Moss nature reserve, taking in local countryside, heritage and quiet farmland within a bustling landscape.

Prees Heath – Bombers to butterflies

Prees Heath is a butterfly conservation area, and as the heathland is being restored, more wild flowers are appearing. In late summer it is covered in pink heather flowers, yellow St. John’s Wort, and edged with purple spikes of Rosebay Willow herb.

Ash Parva

Ash Parva, or Lower Ash as it is sometimes called, is small and pretty hamlet. It has a classic village duck pond and around 20 houses – mostly small cottages. There is a Methodist Chapel converted to a house and a large restored 18th century farmhouse.