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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 details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penwo...

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 details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/fairy...

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.

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

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.

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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/abbey...

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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/witto...

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 details : 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.

More details : 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.

More details : 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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/Jubil...

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

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 details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/dinck...

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 Wigan Flashes Circular ( Download : )
Wigan Flashes Circular
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.

More detaiils : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/wigan...

Walking Lydiate Circular Walk ( Download : )
Lydiate Circular Walk
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lydia...

Walking Bryn Gates Lane Circular ( Download : )
Bryn Gates Lane Circular
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bryn_...

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.

More details : 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.

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

Walking Maghull Circular ( Download : )
Maghull Circular
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.

Pictures, KML at http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/maghu...

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.

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

Walking Formby Dunes ( Download : )
Formby Dunes
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'.

Pictures, KML, GPX and OS details at
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/formb...

Walking Lunt Meadows Circular ( Download : )
Lunt Meadows Circular
distance 5.59mi Vertical gain +0ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sefton - Merseyside

Walk starting from Lunt Meadows Nature reserve and crosses the River Alt to disused Cheshire Lines rail track. After following the rail track the route crosses open farmland to a short road section leading back to the nature reserve. The final part of the walk makes its way via the nature reserve ponds to start.

Pictures, KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...

Walking Billinge Longshaw Circular ( Download : )
Billinge Longshaw Circular
distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Billinge Chapel End - Manchester

Circular walkleaving Billinge by Garswood Rd, crossing Barton Clough on route to Chair Wood and then via Longshaw to top of Billinge Hill before descending back to Billinge. Excellent views over Merseyside, Pennines, Welsh and Cheshire hills from the highest point in Merseyside.

Lunt Circular via River Alt
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.

Pictures ,KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...

Formby Squirrel Asparagus Trail
distance 5.27mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Formby - Merseyside

The walk starts in Formby Kirkdale Road and follows anti-clockwise route along Asparagus and Squirrel Trails together with dune and beach sections.

Pictures, KML and GPX available at
http://www,graemelinford.com/walks/formb...

Walking Sefton Meadows ( Download : )
Sefton Meadows
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/sefto...

Walking Bamfurlong Circular Walk ( Download : )
Bamfurlong Circular Walk
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bamfu...

Walking Abram Bickershaw Circular ( Download : )
Abram Bickershaw Circular
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bicke...

Carr Mill Chadwick Green Circular
distance 4.95mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -226ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Merseyside

5m circular route crossing Carr Mill via causeway onto a rising farmland section leading to Newton Rd. Extensive views over Mersey Plain, Manchester and Cheshire Heights from this midway point. Return route is via open farmland leading to woodland section back to lakeside.

Bickershaw Amberswood Circular
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/amber...

Lowton Circular Walk via Golborne
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.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lowto...

Walking Pennington Flash Circular ( Download : )
Pennington Flash Circular
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.

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

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.

Burtonwood Sankey Brook Circular
distance 4.95mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Burtonwood and Westbrook - Warrington

Starting from Burtonwood passing 15c moated Bradlegh Hall on way to Sankey Brook and historic Sankey Canal. The canal, the first in the UK, built to carry coal from Haydock to Liverpool in 1757. Good view of Sankey Viaduct the world's first substantial viaduct built by George Stephenson in 1830 for the world's first intercity rail line. Having completed the canal section the route makes use of farm tracks to return to start.

More info : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/burto...