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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.

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Towneley Hall Circular Walk via Holme Chapel
distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -696ft Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
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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Singing Ringing Tree Circular Walk
distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +899ft Vertical drop -912ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Luddenden Foot Circular ( Download : )
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distance 7.66mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 6.72mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -604ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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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Foulridge Circular Walk via Noyna Hill
distance 6.13mi Vertical gain +577ft Vertical drop -577ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Shibden Dale ( Download : )
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distance 3.9mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -509ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

Explore the valley short cut option and a surprise.

Walking Calderdale Way taster ( Download : )
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distance 7.32mi Vertical gain +820ft Vertical drop -804ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An energetic and varied walk sampling the Calderdale and Brinle Way.

Walking Shibden Hall ( Download : )
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distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy, mostly level stroll to a local landmark.

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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.

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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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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 : )
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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 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 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 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.

Walking Jumbles Country Park ( Download : )
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distance 4.19mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -492ft Durée 2h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Descend through flowery pastures and then circumnavigate a scenic wooded reservoir.

Walking Top o’ th’ Knotts ( Download : )
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distance 1.78mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A contouring farmland stroll with wide views over Bolton to Winter Hill.

Walking Two Brooks Valley ( Download : )
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distance 3.77mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -492ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Pleasant farmland walking with a pretty interlude along a wooded stream valley.

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

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

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distance 4.58mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
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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.

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distance 8.89mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Holme Valley - West Yorkshire

The South Pennines are part of the Peak District National Park and this walk explores the moors to the west of Holme. The route uses well trodden paths and tracks and offers some fine views during the course of the walk.

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The Dales High Way and Settle Loop walk from Malham
distance 11.15mi Vertical gain +1617ft Vertical drop -1588ft Durée 6h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove: Circular Walk
distance 8.13mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
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 Thorpe and the Wharfe ( Download : )
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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 : )
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Cracoe Fell
distance 8.48mi Vertical gain +1083ft Vertical drop -1086ft Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A rewarding half day route onto Bleaklow that provides a taste of its wild beauty.

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distance 7.08mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -1371ft Durée 4h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

Bleaklow Head from Longendale is a Peak District walk on the wild side. Using rarely walked parts of the Bleaklow moors. This moorland and edge walk takes you to the high land of Bleaklow in the northern sector of the Peak District National Park. It is best undertaken in fine weather preferably after a dry spell. With poor visibility always a potential hazard, map reading skills and the ability to use a compass are advantageous.

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distance 1.41mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A short city-centre walking tour from a historic alehouse, featuring a mix of well-known landmarks and lesser curiosities.

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distance 9.13mi Vertical gain +820ft Vertical drop -801ft Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dunford - South Yorkshire

A Peak District walk that explores the open country and reservoirs to the nothwest of Dunford Bridge. This sector of the National Park sees fewer walkers and you are free to enjoy the superb scenery in relative peace and quiet.

Walking Grimwith Reservoir ( Download : )
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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 A short walk around Settle ( Download : )
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distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +1047ft Vertical drop -1020ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
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.