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Part of the Chorley Challenge - a cache in every Chorley village!
The name of this village comes from 'a white hill' with the 'le-woods' part added at a later date with a subsequent meaning 'A white hill in the woods'.
This area is divided into two areas, the older part on the old coach road running through Waterhouse Green to Brindle and the more modern part on the A6 road where the church of St John is situated.
In the north east is St Chad's RC Churchand off the A6 is Shaw Hill Hotel, Golf and Country Club centred around a Georgian mansion.
In 1998, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintss build the Preston Temple in Whittle-le-Woods. It is the centerpiece of a 15-acre complex. The temple itself has a modern, single-spire design and an exterior finish of Olympia white granite from Sardinia. The white granite exterior and zinc roof, have caused it to be described as reminiscent England's old churches built many years ago.
Another feature are the canals, although partly filled in to create pleasant footpaths and open space, Whittle-le-Woods still possesses seven locks, all within a half-mile stretch of water.
Walton Summit Branch - End The cache is a very short walk from the car park to the North. Inevitable this is full of ducks, quite a nice spot.
This branch was originally part of the Lancaster Canal which ran from Aspull Top Lock to Kendal with a tramway, about five miles long, linking Walton Summit with the canal basin in Preston. The route of the tramway can be traced southwards from Avenham Colonnade, in Preston, across the Ribble and along an embankment towards Bamber Bridge.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum