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distance 4.82mi Vertical gain +1079ft Vertical drop -1086ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
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.

Singing Ringing Tree Circular Walk
distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +899ft Vertical drop -912ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lancashire

The walk starts from Towneley Hall Burnley and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Golf Course, Singing Ringing Tree sound sculpture.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/singi...

Towneley Hall Circular Walk via Holme Chapel
distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -696ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lancashire

The walk starts from Towneley Hall Burnley and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Holme Chapel.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/towne...

Foulridge Circular Walk via Noyna Hill
distance 6.13mi Vertical gain +577ft Vertical drop -577ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Foulridge - Lancashire

The walk starts opposite Church of Saint Michael and All Angels and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Foulridge Reservoir, Noyna Hill and Leeds Liverpool canal.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/foulr...

Downham Circular Walk via Worston
distance 5.89mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/downh...

Pendle Hill from Downham (short version)
distance 6.37mi Vertical gain +1516ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
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.

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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/downh...

Rossendale Circular Walk from Water
distance 4.33mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lancashire

The walk starts from Dean Lane, Water in Rossendale (01Start) and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Small Shaw trig point.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/rosse...

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 and Pendle Hill ( Download : )
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 Downham village ( Download : )
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 Bolton-by-Bowland ( Download : )
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.

distance 3.29mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -282ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Haworth' Cross Roads and Stanbury - West Yorkshire

A short walk that visits the Bronte Bridge and includes some wwalking on the Haworth Moors.

distance 6.72mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -604ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haworth' Cross Roads and Stanbury - West Yorkshire

Top Withins is an excellent objective for a walk from Haworth in the South Pennines. The Brontë family have strong associations with Haworth and this walk onto the moors perhaps gives you the chance to experience the landscape that dominated their writing.

Walking Dinckley Bridge Circular ( Download : )
Dinckley Bridge Circular
distance 6.48mi Vertical gain +367ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/dinck...

Ribchester Circular Walk Via Higher Hud
distance 6.06mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -427ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
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.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/ribch...

Walking Osbaldeston Circular ( Download : )
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.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/osbal...

Walking Witton Park ( Download : )
Witton Park
distance 5.89mi Vertical gain +538ft Vertical drop -545ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/witto...

Walking Luddenden Foot Circular ( Download : )
distance 7.66mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

This Calderdale walk takes you into an area that was once a dense hive of mills and industry: spinning, carding and weaving. Today much of the industry has long since departed and you can enjoy the scenic highlights of this area.

Walking Birkett Fell ( Download : )
distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +787ft Vertical drop -758ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
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.

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 A Hodder Trod ( Download : )
distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +443ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
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.

Walking Fair Oak and Long Knots ( Download : )
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.

distance 9.81mi Vertical gain +1512ft Vertical drop -1542ft Durée 5h50 Average Average
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.

Witton Weavers Reelers Trail
distance 5.8mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/witto...

Walking Sunnyhurst Wood Darwen ( Download : )
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.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/sunny...

Jubilee Tower Darwen from Ryal Fold
distance 4.33mi Vertical gain +541ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/Jubil...

Walking Withnell, Brinscall ( Download : )
Withnell, Brinscall
distance 5.82mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/withn...

Abbey Village Reservoirs Circular
distance 6.29mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -397ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
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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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/abbey...

distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This walk visits the three large reservoirs and an area of moorland to the north of Bolton.

The Dales High Way and Settle Loop walk from Malham
distance 11.15mi Vertical gain +1617ft Vertical drop -1588ft Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A nice circular walk from Malham in a westerly direction towards Settle and then curving north past Attermire Scar with a detour to explore Victoria Cave. The loop returns towards Malham via Malham Cove. Interesting and varied scenery throughout the walk and mostly on well maintained paths or tracks.

Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove: Circular Walk
distance 8.13mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A great circular walk from Malham village, taking in Janet's Cave / Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove and the cove itself before finishing back at the car. Consistently interesting and varied scenery.
Please note that there is a scramble up steep water worn rock in Goredale. Some people might find this challenging.

Walking A short walk around Settle ( Download : )
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +1047ft Vertical drop -1020ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Settle - North Yorkshire

This short walk explores the limestone scenery to the east of Settle and includes the area in the vicinity of Attermire Scar.

distance 4.58mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bolton Abbey - North Yorkshire

This walk follows the River Wharfe from Bolton Abbey to Barden Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales. One of the highlights of the walk is the Strid, a narrow rocky defile, through which the River Wharfe thunders through. The walk has few gradients and includes some pleasant woodland.

Great Hill from White Coppice
distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +958ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
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.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/Great...

Walking Thorpe and the Wharfe ( Download : )
distance 4.59mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A pretty village and a glorious section along the River Wharfe to Linton Falls.

Walking Cracoe Fell ( Download : )
distance 8.48mi Vertical gain +1083ft Vertical drop -1086ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A hearty climb to a local summit with superb views over Wharfedale and the surrounding hills.

distance 3.01mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

An impressive rapid, a riverside church and access to the facilities of Grassington.

Thorpe & Burnsall from Linton
distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +354ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

This is a wonderful Yorkshire Dales walk that includes pleasant countryside, villages and a super walk along the banks of the River Wharfe. Refreshments are available in Burnsall.

Around Grassington and Hebden
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -223ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grassington - North Yorkshire

The first part of this circular walk is along River Wharfe and the second one on High Lane, which offer you beautiful points of view of the valley.

distance 7.13mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1135ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Conistone with Kilnsey - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk traverses some fine limestone scenery above Wharfedale. The start is near the village of Conistone and the route takes you high above the dale to enjoy some wonderful views. A section of the Dales Way is used for this walk.

distance 4.34mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -679ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

This Peak District walk offers a relatively easy way to enjoy the moors and views above Uppermill in Oldham. The route includes a visit to the Obelisk above Uppermill.

Crummack Dale and Ingleborough: a circular walk
distance 12.05mi Vertical gain +2195ft Vertical drop -2182ft Durée 7h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Austwick - North Yorkshire

A lovely walk with changing landscapes and panoramas. From the quiet and scenic Crummack Dale, via limestone escarpments and limestone pavement, you will join the three peaks path to the summit of Ingleborough where you will be rewarded with excellent views on a clear day. The return leg is via the pothole of Gaping Gill and the gorge at Trow Gill before crossing back into Crummack Dale.

Walking Grimwith Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 6.76mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -436ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Appletreewick - North Yorkshire

Circular reservoir walk, fresh around Grimwith Reservoir.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
Saddleworth Edges
distance 9.28mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

Westhoughton Common Circular Walk
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts opposite Cowburn St Hindley and follows anti-clockwise circular route around Westhoughton Common.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/westh...

Pennington Green Circular via Borsdane Wood
distance 5.13mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Walk starts from Hindley Mill Lane and follows anticlockwise circular route via Borsdane Wood, Pennington Green, Kirkless Wood and Hindley Hall.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penni...

Borsdane Wood Circular Walk
distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -161ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from Mill Lane in Hindley and follows the clockwise circular route via Borsdane Wood and Westhoughton Common.

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http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/borsd...