How to get there: Leave the M6 at junction 33 or 34 and follow signs for Lancaster City Centre. Once in the city follow tourist information signs for ‘Ashton Memorial’ or ‘Butterfly House’.
Grid Reference: SD 487610
Nearest Postcode: LA1 1UX
Parking: Pay & Display parking is on Wyresdale Road entrance (100 spaces).
Facilities: Toilets, Café, Shop. The park is open Apr-Sep 10.00-17.00, Oct-Mar 10.00-16.00.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 Head out from the car park to the left and onto the path leading away from it. Follow this as it winds first to the right and then to the left. Cross over the main path and continue into the woodland, heading toward point 2.
2 Continue onward through the woodland, taking a slight right and still heading to the north. The path rounds a little to the right, and snakes a little until point 3.
3 You will emerge from the woodland and see Ashton Memorial to your right. If you turn to the left, so you are facing away from the structure and head on northward, on the path up until you reach point 4.
4 You will see to your left effectively an exit to the park, so face away from that, heading to the right, and continue on the path, which turns to the left, before going right again. Remain on this path as it turns to the right still, before remaining on it down to point 5.
5 At point 5, you will find yourself behind Ashton Memorial. If you cross over the open space behind the structure and continue straight to point 6.
6 Turn left to head back into a wooded area, and continue on this path down until you reach the car park where you started, just at the opposite side.
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