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Walking Dinckley Bridge Circular ( Download : )
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Dinckley Bridge Circular
distance 6.48mi Vertical gain +367ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Clayton-le-Dale - Lancashire

The walk starts from Baker Brow above Ribchester Bridge and follows a clockwise circular route via Dinckley Bridge.

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Ribchester Circular Walk Via Higher Hud
distance 6.06mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -427ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ribchester - Lancashire

The walk starts Ribchester Arms, Ribchester and follows clockwise circular route via Duddle Wood, Higher Hud and River Ribble.

Walking Osbaldeston Circular ( Download : )
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Osbaldeston Circular
distance 4.89mi Vertical gain +246ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Osbaldeston - Lancashire

The walk starts from Osbaldestone Green and follows the anticlockwise circular route via banks of River Ribble.

Walking Witton Park ( Download : )
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Witton Park
distance 5.89mi Vertical gain +538ft Vertical drop -545ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Blackburn with Darwen

Walk starts from Witton Park car park and follows anti clockwise circular route via Billinge Wood, Houghton Bottoms and Pleasington.

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Downham Circular Walk via Worston
distance 5.89mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Downham - Lancashire

The walk starts from Information Barn Downham and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Worsaw Hill, Worston and Little Mearley Hall.

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Pendle Hill from Downham (short version)
distance 6.37mi Vertical gain +1516ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Downham - Lancashire

This Lancashire walk starts from the pretty village of Downham and provides a relatively easy ascent of Pendle Hill. In good weather the views are extensive over the Ribble Valley to the Yorkshire Dales and the Southern Lake District, across Burnley to the Southern Pennines and across Clitheroe to the Trough of Bowland. The route is fairly easy to follow although do be careful during the descent as paths shown on maps are not very accurate.

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Downham Circular Walk via Chatburn
distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -335ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Downham - Lancashire

The walk starts from St Leonard Church on Downham main Street and follows the clockwise circular route via Worsaw Hill, Chatburn and packhorse bridge.

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Witton Weavers Reelers Trail
distance 5.8mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Livesey - Blackburn with Darwen

The walk starts from Stockclough Lane and follows an anticlockwise circular route via Stanworth Wood, Abbeyvillage and Tockholes.

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distance 4.82mi Vertical gain +1079ft Vertical drop -1086ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Barley-with-Wheatley Booth - Lancashire

This Lancashire route in the Forest of Bowland starts from the attractive village of Barley Green and climbs to the summit of Pendle Hill using the direct route. The descent is easier in mist or poor visibility. With strong associations to the witches of Pendle this walk also provides superb views over parts of Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales.

Walking Birkett Fell ( Download : )
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distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +787ft Vertical drop -758ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

A somewhat wilder walk over Birkett Fell, rewarded with wide views over the Hodder valley and encounters with some intriguing limestone features. There are two moderate climbs; the moorland can be bleak in poor weather and paths may be indistinct and boggy in places.

Walking A Hodder Trod ( Download : )
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distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +443ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

A scenic walk along both sides of the Hodder valley; the river is crossed via two sets of stepping stones. Those at Stakes at the southern end are rather uneven and at the time of writing in 2015 one w...; both sets may be impassable when the river is high (diversions are available). Field paths may be muddy.

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distance 2.04mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

An easy stroll across the River Hodder via the stepping stones, returning via Burholme Bridge. One steep climb and some road walking. Field paths may be soft and muddy after rain and the stepping stones may be impassable when the river is in spate.

Walking Fair Oak and Long Knots ( Download : )
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distance 4.17mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

A pleasant stroll with superb views down the Hodder valley and a gentle pastoral return via a series of farms. One steep climb and descent above the stepping stones. Field paths may be muddy after rain and the stepping stones may be impassable when the river is in spate.

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distance 9.81mi Vertical gain +1512ft Vertical drop -1542ft Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bowland-with-Leagram - Lancashire

Without the optional ascent of Totridge this is a fairly long but mostly undemanding walk, apart from a moderate climb to the shoulder of Mellor Knoll. The fellside climb to Totridge is steep and the trig point is on high peat moorland (avoid in poor visibility), but the reward for the effort on a clear day is an exceptional view that includes Pendle Hill and the tops of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The stepping stones may become impassable after heavy rain.

Walking Bolton-by-Bowland ( Download : )
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distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Explore the Ribble and its tributaries, find three medieval crosses, and visit a pretty village.

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distance 2.59mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

A medieval packhorse bridge, a pretty stream, and a stroll through the village past the abbey ruins.

Walking Downham village ( Download : )
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distance 3.99mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Three highlights: Swanside packhorse bridge, the idyllic village of Downham, and the ruins of Sawley Abbey.

Walking Downham and Pendle Hill ( Download : )
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distance 10.53mi Vertical gain +1850ft Vertical drop -1850ft Durée 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Over the hill to pretty Downham and onwards to the top of the iconic Lancashire landmark.

Walking Sunnyhurst Wood Darwen ( Download : )
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Sunnyhurst Wood Darwen
distance 2.46mi Vertical gain +180ft Vertical drop -180ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tockholes - Blackburn with Darwen

The walk starts from Dean Lane off Tockholes Road and follows anticlockwise the circular route via Earnsdale Reservoir, Sunnyhurst Wood and Darwen Golf Course.

Walking Withnell, Brinscall ( Download : )
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Withnell, Brinscall
distance 5.82mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Withnell - Lancashire

The first section of the walk follows the disused Lancashire Union Railway from Abbey Village to Brinscall which is now a nature reserve. After Brincall the route follows Goit watercourse before leaving the valley and gradually ascends via Brinscall Hall and Windy Harbour to Snape Heights offering good views over the Ribble Valley, The final section descends back to railtrack offering good open views of Darwen Moor.

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Abbey Village Reservoirs Circular
distance 6.29mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -397ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Withnell - Lancashire

The walk starts Abbey Village main St A675 (Bolton Road) and follows clockwise circular route via Abbey Village, Rake Brook, Roddlesworth Lower and Higher Reservoirs.

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Jubilee Tower Darwen from Ryal Fold
distance 4.33mi Vertical gain +541ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tockholes - Blackburn with Darwen

The walk starts from Ryal Fold, Tockholes Road and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Duckshaw Moor, Darwin Tower and Earnsdale Reservoir.

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Great Hill from White Coppice
distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +958ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Anglezarke - Lancashire

The walk starts from White Coppice cricket ground and follows the clockwise circular route via Wheelton Moor, Tockholes Plantation and Great Hill.