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Dog walk

Carr Mill Dam

Saint Helens

Type of walk

Hilly, Flat, Forest

What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Animals On Route, Picnic Areas, Water On Route, Toilets, Refreshments Available

About this walk

Carr Mill Dam is situated north of St Helens town centre, on the A571, in Merseyside. It is the county's largest body of inland water, and offers picturesque lakeside trails and walks, as well as national competitive powerboating and angling events. Wikipedia

Parking is free and is not usually controlled. There are toilets in Toby Carvery should you need them.

Carr Mill Dam is an amazing place to visit. It is bursting with wildlife on a daily basis like Canadian Geese, Mallards, Swans, Great Crested Grebe, Herons, Wrens, Blackbirds and Squirrels.

It is about 2 mile all the way round but there is plenty of chance to go off the beaten track. Around the half way mark there is a huge meadow that you can use to let your dog off the lead.

The walk is not too physically demanding but that depends on your ability. It will take you around 30-45mins to walk around depending again on your speed/ability and wether you stray from the well established path.

Make sure you are prepared if it has been raining some days before because the chances are it will still be muddy because most of the walk is under tree cover and doesn't dry out very quickly.

In summer it is an absolutely stunning place especially to have on your doorstep. If you look carefully Kingfishers can be spotted.

If you let your dog off the lead please be mindful of other walkers and also fishermen as Carr Mill Dam is an extremely popular place for fishing and regularly holds matches.

I hope you enjoy walking your dog here!

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Comments (3)

  • Jdlove83 profile

    6 years ago

    We has a lovely walk around here today with our dog, and 3 year old. The route was peaceful, muddy (as expected so wear wellies), and took approximately 1.5 hours around. I wouldn't recommend taking a pram due to rough and muddy terrain. I think I counted 3 dog foul bins, on the route we walked so expect a little carrying of your dogs business to find your nearest bin, we saw a lot of discarded bags along the route which is just lazy and unnecessary.
  • Paws3 profile

    a year ago

    Lovely loop walk, can be slippy under foot, quite flat can be harder with a pram.
  • Kodadragon profile

    a year ago

    nice walk around the reservoir, but even better following the little trails through the woods and round the fields, some very picturesque brooks and streams in the woods.
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How to get there


Garswood Old Rd, Saint Helens WA11 7NA, UK View on Google

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Location details

Come off the East Lancs at the traffic lights and park in the Toby Carvery car park

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