Families have great fun around new park trail

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Chorley’s newly restored Circular Walk is already helping people of all ages to get active.

The 10-mile trail through several parks was reopened on Saturday by the Mayor of Chorley, Coun John Walker, after £45,000 improvement works.

It was followed by a day of activities for all the family at Astley Park, Yarrow Valley Country Park and Duxbury Woods.

Visitors could enjoy guided walks along the trail, face painting, dog tricks, birds of prey, a children’s treasure hunt, a climbing wall, crafts and more activities.

A programme of guided walks and entertainment is planned for the next 12 months to encourage people to use the Circular Walk.

Work has included resurfacing muddy paths, removing old boardwalks and installing new drainage after money came through Lancashire Environmental Fund and was secured by TCV, Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council.

Extra funding secured by Chorley Ramblers means Chorley Council will promote the walk with a new route guide, including a logo designed by a Southlands High School pupil.