FUN new cycling and orienteering trails have been launched in Warrington ahead of a huge event coming to town.

Rugby League World Cup-themed routes are now available to complete, giving those that do the chance to win tickets to games.

As part of the activities surrounding the Rugby League World Cup coming to Warrington, a new family-friendly orienteering trail has been launched at Victoria Park during the summer holidays.

A Rugby League World Cup-themed cycling trail has also been created, where cyclists start at Sankey Valley Park and make their way through the five-mile route towards Winwick Quay.

Flags from 16 participating nations in the men’s and women’s world cup competitions will be used as the control points throughout the nations trails.

Participants can win one of six pairs of tickets to a Rugby League World Cup game hosted at the Halliwell Jones Stadium later this year.

Cllr Tony Higgins, Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and community said: “We are delighted to launch these two new trails for all residents and visitors of Warrington to enjoy.

“We encourage everyone to take advantage of the walks and cycling route, which not only celebrate the coming RLWC, but also show the best of Warrington’s beautiful green spaces.

“The trails are one of many RLWC-related activities that will be coming to Warrington in the coming months before we welcome international teams in October.”

To enter the competition, visitors need to complete the full trail and email a list of each of the flags they passed on the trail to

People are also encouraged to upload a selfie or photo with the nations trail finish line on Facebook or Twitter, tagging @WtonRLWC21 and using the hashtag #RLWC2021NationsTrail.

Nations Trail competition winners will be chosen at random by the end of week commencing September 12.

For more trail details and full competition terms and conditions, visit

For up-to-date Warrington RLWC2021 information, visit or follow @Wtonrlwc21 on Facebook and Twitter and @WarringtonRLWC2021 on Instagram.