Get into the seasonal spirit with rangers
OCTOBER is a great month for free fun park events organised by the West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service.
On Monday, October 2 the rangers will lead a sixmile Burscough Loop walk, starting from the entrance of Richmond Park at 10am.
No booking is required, simply turn up and be ready to set off on time.
On Wednesday, October 4 the latest Orchard Restoration Day takes place at Beacon Country Park in Skelmersdale.
It is part of a series of events to restore the Beacon Park Orchard and is an excellent opportunity to find out more about orchards and how to look after fruit trees. This event starts at 10am. To book, call 01695 622794.
Children aged five-12 can discover the wonderful colours at this time of year with seasonal crafts and activities at the Junior Rangers Autumn Watch events.
These take place at Richmond Park, Burscough, on Saturday, October 14 and Stanley Coronation Park, Skelmersdale on Sunday, October 15, starting at 2pm.
For more information, and to book places, contact Anne Faulkner, park ranger, on 01695 570258.
Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.