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Martin Kaymer at The Open 2008


The Open at Royal Birkdale

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Fishing on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal


Liverpool FC


Golf has been played in Southport for well over 100 years. Padraig Harrington winner of the Open 2008 There are 15 courses in the area including the famous Royal Birkdale. Whatever your standard of play there is a course to suit you and we can arrange golf packages to suit your needs.

For a complete list of local golf courses click here

Water Sports

There are a variety of watersports to enjoy on the Marine Lake in Southport or Leisure Lakes in Mere Brow. Splash World in Southport provides hours of water-based fun and there are swimming baths in both Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.


Fishing on the Leeds/Liverpool canal is a very popular pastime and we can obtain licences for you in advance. There are also several private fishing lakes within a 5 mile radius.


For the more active there is a great variety of sporting activities to either take part in or just to watch. There are plenty of venues in the area including the 'all weather' 5 a side football pitches at the JMO Sports Park . Tennis courts, bowling greens, horse riding and go-karting are just a few of other activities in the area. Victoria Park is home to Burscough amateur football club which is in the first division of the Evostick League. Burscough Leisure Centre, next to Victoria Park, has badminton and squash courts plus a fully fitted gym.


If its spectator sports you want then what could be better than three premiership football teams on the doorstep.Liverpool FC, Everton FC and Wigan FC are all within easy Liverpool FC v Everton FC reach and match tickets can be purchased on your behalf if required. Both Liverpool FC and Everton FC run very interesting stadium tours and have well stocked gift Shops. Manchester United and Manchester City can be reached in approx 1 hour.


MARTIN LANE FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGES, 5 Martin Lane, Burscough,Lancashire L40 8JH

Tel: 01704 893527, Mob: 07919 073158, email:

Winner, Best Self Catering in Lancashire. 2011 4 star rating disabled facilities member of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board Visit Lancashire Welcome Walkers Welcome cyclists