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distance 11.02mi Vertical gain +1558ft Vertical drop -1549ft Durée 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Claughton - Lancashire

Ths Forest of Bowland offers some of the finest walking in Lancashire. However some of the moorland sections can be quite boggy after rain. A good sense of direction is required certainly during the first section of this walk. Refreshments are not available during this walk so make sure you take food and water.

distance 7.15mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thurnham - Lancashire

A Lancashire Walk that explores the Lune Estuary and coast to the west of Lancaster. This Lancashire walk starts from Glasson Dock which at one time had high hopes as being a port serving Lancaster. The route follows a section of the Lancashire Coastal Way with the opportunity to visit the ruins of Cockersand Abbey before continuing along the coast. The final section uses rural inland footpaths to return to the start.

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.

distance 6.05mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Penwortham - Lancashire

The walk starts from Penwortham water tower(01 Start on map) and follows the anticlockwise circular route via River Ribble, Howick Cross and Blashaw Wood.

Walking Dinckley Bridge Circular ( Download : )
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.

Walking Osbaldeston Circular ( Download : )
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 : )
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.

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.

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.

Walking Sunnyhurst Wood Darwen ( Download : )
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

distance 4.53mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -351ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Parbold - Lancashire

The walk starts from Wayfarers pub Parbold and follows the clockwise circular route via Leeds Liverpool canal, Fairy Glen and Parbold Hill.

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.

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.

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.

Walking Wigan Flashes Circular ( Download : )
distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts at Westwood Road Wigan in order to join the canal and head south. On leaving the canal the route passes through Wigan Flashes and Turners Flash before heading back to start.

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.

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.

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.

Walking Bryn Gates Lane Circular ( Download : )
distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Circular walk starting from Wigan Flashes and including Bryn Gates Lane, Viridor Wood and canal towpath.

distance 5.76mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from Bickershaw and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Amberswood, Low Hall and Victoria Fields.

Walking Abram Bickershaw Circular ( Download : )
distance 6.07mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts at Abram by Kingdown Flash (01Start) and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Bickershaw Park and Fan Lodge ponds.

Walking Lydiate Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lydiate - Merseyside

The walk starts from Bell's Lane in Lydiate and follows clockwise circular route via disused railway lane and canal towpath. A possible brief detour to St Catherine's Chapel and the oldest pub in Lancashire, Scotch Piper None.

distance 8.28mi Vertical gain +984ft Vertical drop -981ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ingleton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Dales route that includes a traverse of Blea Moor from Ribblehead. The return route follows a section of the Dales Way across Gayle Moor. The walk includes some unavoidable road walking.

Walking Bamfurlong Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Walk starts from Viridor Wood car park and follows anti clockwise circularroute via Viridor Wood and Three Sisters Park.

Walking Formby Dune ( Download : )
distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Formby - Merseyside

The walk starts from Formby Village and follows an anticlockwise circular route via Formby Dunes, site of 'Lost Resort', Formby Beach, site of first Lifeboat station with a possible detour to 'Devils Hole'.

Walking Maghull Circular ( Download : )
distance 5.44mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Maghull - Merseyside

A circular route starting from Maghull centre initially following the canal and then disused rail track before heading beside Melling Brook to outskirts of Melling. Final section rejoins canal back to start.

distance 6mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from Pennington Flash car park and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Golborne Park and Lowton.

distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sefton - Merseyside

The walk starts from Lunt Village, Sefton and follows the anticlockwise circular route via River Alt, Cheshire Lines railtrack, River Alt and briefly Mersey Forest.

Walking Pennington Flash Circular ( Download : )
distance 3.33mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts from the car park on Slag Lane and follows a clockwise circular route around Pennington Flash.

Walking Sefton Meadows ( Download : )
distance 5.11mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sefton - Merseyside

The walk starts from Sefton Village and follows a clockwise circular route via Sefton Mill site Sefton Meadows, Cheshire Lines railtrack, River Alt and briefly Mersey Forest.

distance 6.9mi Vertical gain +1207ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Staveley-in-Cartmel - Cumbria

This circular walk in the South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside.