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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.

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.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/foulr...

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.

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 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 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.

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.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/osbal...

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.

More detailed route info:
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/dinck...

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...

Walking Much Hoole ( Download : )
Much Hoole
distance 7.99mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Much Hoole - Lancashire

A circular walk starting from Liverpool Old Rd taking paths beside River Douglas to Dolphin Inn then over farm tracks to Much Hoole and then more farm tracks back to start.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/much_...

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.

More detailed route info
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...

Penwortham Circular via 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.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penwo...

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...

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Appley Bridge Gathurst Circular
distance 6.46mi Vertical gain +384ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wrightington - Lancashire

6 mile circular walk starting from Appley Bridge ascending towards Ashurst Beacon before descending over Dean Brook to Gathust and via Leeds Liverpool canal back to start.

Gathurst Dean Brook Circular
distance 6.71mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -259ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lancashire

7 mile circular walk starting from Potters Wood Gathurst, joining Leeds Liverpool Canal before ascending to Bank Top then via Dean Brook back to start.

More detailed route info at
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/gathu...

Rufford River Douglas Circular
distance 5.73mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rufford (Lancashire) - Lancashire

A very easy to follow 6 mile circular walk beginning at Rufford Marina and initially taking towpath North beside Leeds Liverpool Canal before taking footpath South along the levee beside River Douglas back to start.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/ruffo...

Rufford Mere Sands Circular
distance 6.47mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rufford (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Around Mere Sands Nature Reserve before making way along Leeds Liverpool Canal tow path and via country tracks back to start.

More detailed route information
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/mere_...

Roby Mill Ashurst Beacon Circular
distance 7.77mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -558ft Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lancashire

8m circular walk starting from Beacon Park then via Dean Brook to Roby Mill onto Ashurst Beacon and back to Beacon Park. Good views over Winter Hill and Mersey Estuary on the route.

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

distance 7.97mi Vertical gain +1145ft Vertical drop -1155ft Durée 4h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Wyresdale - Lancashire

A walk of two halves, first half mainly uphill, second half mainly down-hill. Surface all gravel path or tarmac road so easy to follow and walk on.

Walking Hutton Bottom Circular ( Download : )
Hutton Bottom Circular
distance 7.71mi Vertical gain +52ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hutton (Lancashire) - Lancashire

This route beginning opposite Hutton Grammar school and making way to Dolphin Pub via Longton Brook, Back Lane and Marsh Lane. Return is via section of Ribble Way, River Ribble and open farmland back to start.

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

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...

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...

Parbold circular walk via Fairy Glen
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.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/fairy...

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.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/rosse...

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.

More detailed route info :
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/ribch...