Minwear/Canaston Woods

Short Walks


DISTANCE: 1.0 miles (1.6 km)
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus at Canaston Bridge via 1 km woodland walk 322/381/385.
CHARACTER: Woodland paths, some gradient. No stiles. Steps down.

Walk down path at bottom right-hand corner of picnic area (signed ‘Minwear Forest Walk’). Go down steps and, at bottom, turn left on to broad track.

At waymark post to viewpoint on right, either turn right to viewpoint and retrace steps, or continue straight on though clearing, then back into woods.

At fingerpost turn left and, when approaching road, look for path ahead on opposite side of road.

Cross road and follow obvious path through woods, going gently uphill.  At waymark post, the path turns left and soon left again, now downhill.  At bottom, cross road back to picnic area.

Canaston Wood Bridge

Canaston Wood

DISTANCE: 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus at Canaston Bridge via 1 km woodland walk 322/381/385
CHARACTER:Woodland tracks, reasonably level. No stiles or gates.

From car park, walk back to road, turn left and soon turn right on broad bridleway.

Follow track and after crossing stream, going under track, take third signed path on right.

Follow grassy path through younger trees and, when reaching more mature trees, look for signpost and turn right.

At fork, bear left and keep following grassy path.  At end turn left on to track, and turn left again on to road back to Blackpool Mill.

Find the Minwear Wood Walk

Grid ref: SN053135

Find the Canaston Wood Walk

Grid ref: SN071140


  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
  • Guard against all risk of fire
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Keep your dogs under close control
  • Keep to public paths across farmland
  • Take your litter home