There are fourteen footpaths within or immediately adjacent to Newburgh. These include a delightful walk through Derby Saddlery up to Bluebell Wood, and paths to reach the canal with scenic walks to Parbold and the Douglas Valley, or to Spencer’s Bridge and Burscough.


There is a map of the footpaths here and on the bus shelter outside the Red Lion Hotel.

The Parish Council has taken some responsibility from Lancashire County Council for footpaths in the village.  They use contractors and a volunteer task force to help keep footpaths and signposts clear.  Contact the Parish Council  ( if you would like to help.  Any comments about the state of footpaths can be addressed to the Parish Council or Lancashire County Council at

For printable directions and maps of the Bluebell Wood Walk and the Canal Walk, click here.

Remember that rights of way often pass through private property so please keep to the line of the path.

For information on local walking groups contact: