Anglezarke has experienced significant change to it’s landscape over the last two centuries, the construction of the reservoirs flooded expansive valley areas and quarries were created to build the dams.
Mining of minerals during the 18th and early 19th centuries created activity in addition to farming.
Further back in history, Pikestones Chambered Long Cairn is one of the oldest burial sites in Lancashire, dating back to the New Stone Age (Neolithic times – around 4000 to 6000 years ago) when people took up agriculture as a way of life leaving behind hunter-gathering.
More recently, probably the 20th century, the woodland has changed our landscape significantly.
Our short circular walk takes in these historic sites and allows us sufficient space for our imaginations to ‘run riot’ over the history of this area - after all, it was, and still is very real!