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Giggle Alley

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Nice walk

Nice woodland walk. Some interesting plants and trees like gunnera but not that special! Circular... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
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Afternoon Spring Walk

Came for a lovely spring walk here today and it was a lovely experience. Its very sad to see that... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
17 Jun 2018
“Nice walk”
25 Apr 2018
“Afternoon Spring Walk”
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Giggle Alley is beautiful but incredibly creepy. Neither my husband or I believe in ghosts, nor are easily spooked but both of us found the walk very creepy and unsettling. I suppose it would be a great place to go if you wanted this feeling!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alison R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We found this little gem when looking for the the local shop to get ice lollies! We walked through the woods with the dog and 2 children under 8 and stumbled accross the japanese gardens. Its a beautiful wood with some gorgeous plants and trees!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChrissieClarke12
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Nice woodland walk. Some interesting plants and trees like gunnera but not that special! Circular tracks around the hill.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank olddht
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Came for a lovely spring walk here today and it was a lovely experience. Its very sad to see that the Japanese garden which has been there since 1914 is a very sad state of disrepair 😥 The last review on here was in 2016...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Matt_060644
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A wonderful Spring Garden, not to be missed. The colours are magnificent. Looked after by local volunteers. Azaleas, Maples, Rhodes, everything. Try and fit in a visit in Springtime

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to this but it's a huge disappointment. It's so overgrown you have no idea were it starts or ends. Don't bother with this and go do something else. If you have dogs just walk past the Japanese entrance sign and about 50...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank banksja007
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lovely walk through the Japanese gardens, created in 1913, and a beautiful fell walk on a sunny morning.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank DannyW368
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Japanese Garden may be very overgrown and not in its former glory, but it's good fun and a nice walk up to visit. Be warned - it's uphill and the paths can be a bit muddy. We enjoyed the little wooden bridges and the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Jkmacman
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have never been to such beautiful Japanese garden before. The lady who appeared to be the caretaker showed us around and we had a lovely few hours exploring Giggle Alley. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank tomphelps73
Reviewed 12 July 2016

If you want a strenuous walk up a track and steps to reach the top of a hill, you're in luck. If you're taken in by the promise of a Japanese garden at the summit, think again. This is so overgrown now that you can...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank TheSpennos
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