We hope this leaflet will encourage people to walk Newburgh’s footpaths for pleasure and recreation. Refreshments are available in the village at the Red Lion and the Post Office Tea Rooms.
From the Red Lion car park in the centre of the village turn left, away from the village green, walk down Ash Brow for 100 metres and turn left onto the signposted footpath to the right of Wayside Cottage. Follow the path straight down towards the canal. Turn left at the field edge at the top of the canal bank and follow the canal, skirting obstacles in places. Cross Culvert Lane on Bridge 36B and continue along the canal as before. With the white cottage ahead and to your left keep close to the canal bank until you reach Deans Lane at Bridge 36A. Please respect the private garden along the edge of which the path passes. [See (1) below for an extension to the walk]
Take the steps down into Deans Lane and turn left up the hill. At the top of the Lane turn left into Back Lane. Just past the school take the signposted footpath on your left around or across the field and down to the canal bank. Turn right and follow the line of the canal for 200 metres. Take the path to your right where the canal narrows and follow this back up across the field to Ash Brow. Turn right and return to the Red Lion.
(1) Extension to Walk B [2.4km; 1.5 miles]
NB This includes the remaining Newburgh footpath. It emerges on a very narrow, busy main road with no provision for pedestrians. At this point you may wish to return by the same path to Spencers Cottage.
Take the steps down into Deans Lane, turn right under the canal and immediately left up onto the towpath. Turn right along the towpath in the same direction as before for about 800 metres. At the next bridge (Swingbridge - number 36) turn left across the canal. Turn right at the footpath sign straight after the white cottage. Follow the clearly marked footpath round the field until you reach the main road, almost opposite Tawd Vale Scout camp. EITHER turn left on the busy main road (see note above) to return to Newburgh OR retrace your steps to Swingbridge 36, turn right on to the lane and follow it until you meet the junction with Deans Lane. Continue along Back Lane and follow instructions as above.
Newburgh Parish Council. Revised March 2015. If you wish to try other local walks, look for the leaflets published by Parbold Parish Council, available in Parbold village.