There is nothing better than getting some fresh air and exploring the beautiful sights of Lancashire, however when it comes to choosing a pram-friendly walking route, it isn’t always easy.

That’s why we’ve pulled together this hand list of Lancashire’s best pram-friendly walking routes, with flat well surfaced paths, perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs alike.

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Junction 31, M6, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG.

Brockholes Nature Reserve is home to a wonderful variety of wildlife, enjoy spotting birds, mammals and insects throughout the year in the different habitats provided by this once disused quarry. You’ll find several pram-friendly walking routes, including the Gravel Pit trail, that will lead you from the iconic floating visitor centre to the popular wooden adventure playground. As well as accessible viewpoints scattered around the reserve to get closer to nature.

Mere Sands Nature Reserve

Holmeswood Road, Rufford, Lancashire, L40 1TG.

Mere Sands is a beautiful nature reserve and wildlife haven located in Rufford, Lancashire. Home to a new visitor centre, café and several peaceful water side bird hides, Mere Sands is the perfect pram-friendly walking destination. With 95% of the paths being suitable for both prams and wheelchairs, it offers many different walking routes for you to choose from.

Leighton Moss 

Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Lancashire, LA5 0SW.

Leighton Moss boasts the largest reed bed in North-West England and is home to a wide range of spectacular wildlife including; otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer!

See it for yourself at one of the nature reserves various accessible trails and hides or try feeding the birds at the bird feeding station. The viewing points even have lower windows, offering maximum viewing opportunities for the little ones.

Witton park 

Preston Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2TP

Witton park covers 480 acres of beautiful countryside and many different walking routes including a circle route, ideal for prams. Although there are a few bridges to take, there are both flat routes and hilled woodland routes for you to choose from with ramps located around the park. Whilst you are there why not check out the duck pond, café, and playground?

Thompson Park

Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3WQ

Thompson Park is located close to the centre of Burnley and is a popular and beautiful Edwardian park. This small but pram friendly park has recently been restored and is home to ducks to feed, a railway to explore and several benches for you to rest at.

If you are looking for a longer walk, you can walk across to Queen’s Park – Burnley’s first public park, home to a sensory garden and a café.

Healey Dell Nature reserve

Station Road, Rochdale, Lancashire OL12 6BG

A beauty and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, Healey Dell is a wonderful place to walk with lots of different length walking routes suitable for pushchairs. You’ll find multiple places to park around the reserve as well as a small playground to keep the kids entertained.

Astley Hall, Coach House and Park

Astley Hall, Chorley, PR7 1XA

A beautiful tourist spot located next to Chorley town centre offering families and friends a great day out. Inside the park you’ll find pram friendly walks around walled gardens, grassy fields and the breath-taking Grade-1 listed Astley Hall, there is also a café and large playground for children.

Cuerden Valley Park

Berkeley Dr, Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Woods, Preston PR5 6BY

Within 650 acres of woodland, parkland and agricultural land you’ll find ten mils of paths, many accessible and suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Sightings of roe deer, woodpeckers, kingfishers and dragonflies are reported regularly.

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Brockholes Nature Reserve
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Brockholes Nature Reserve

Whether it’s on the iconic floating Visitor Village or on the 250 acre nature reserve, Brockholes is full of Nature Moments just waiting for you to find! Located just off the M6, Brockholes is perfect for a family day out.

Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve
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Mere Sands Wood visitor's centre

Nestled amongst the peaceful agricultural landscape of Rufford, Mere Sands Wood is a true wildlife haven. We're thrilled to finally have the opportunity to offer new visitor facilities; just what such a wonderful and well-loved nature reserve deserves.

RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve
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Leighton Moss has an abundance of special birds and wildlife. You can hire binoculars, visit nature trails, come to events or get some retail therapy in our RSPB gift shop and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal in our award-winning cafe.

Witton Country Park
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Witton park by the river

Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside in Blackburn and is liberally peppered with pretty picnic spots, walks, nature trails, a new play area and a cafe providing an ideal day out for all the family.

Thompson Park Burnley
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Thompson Park Burnley

Opened in July 1930, Thompson Park is a delight. For the horticulturalist its award-winning Italian garden, rose garden, Forest of Burnley arboretum trees and community orchard offer a real treat.

Healey Dell Nature Reserve
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Healey Dell - Chapel

At Healey Dell the River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls. A beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology.

Astley Hall, Coach House and Park
Historic House
Astley Hall, Coach House and Park

Astley Hall dates from 1580 with subsequent additions. Unique collections of furniture including a fine Elizabethan bed and the famous Shoval Board Table.

Cuerden Valley Park
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Cuerden Valley Park

With 650 acres of woodland, parklands, argricultural lands, meadows, a lake, the River Lostock and 10 miles of paths Cuerden Valley Park is a refuge of countryside at the heart of Lancashire.

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