Fairy Glen is just on the way to Parbold from Standish and is a lovely woodland walk. It can get very muddy so sensible footwear is advised, though it is otherwise a relatively easy walk.
Opposite the entrance on Hall Lane is a layby where you can park for free and access the glen. It can get busy here though on sunny days so coming early is advised.
Bins are located at the entrances but none throughout the walk so keep that in mind!
Dogs are allowed off the lead, but there are often families with small children and many other dog walkers with only a small pathway for passing, so it can be very busy and loud for some dogs.
If you continue up the hill on Hall Lane, another layby on the left often has an ice-cream van and some benches overlooking the valley (very welcome on hot days!). This can also be reached by following the public footpath signs at the bottom of Fairy Glen and looping round. It should be noted that this route does take you through a farmer's field of sheep - so if your pooch is one to chase them, better get them on the lead for that section.
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Because your dogs will probably get muddy from Fairy Glen, we'd advise going to the Golden Days Garden Centre first for brunch/lunch and then on for your walk.
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