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Walking Downham and Pendle Hill ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
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.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
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 village ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
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 : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
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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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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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 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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Crummack Dale and Ingleborough: a circular walk
distance 12.05mi Vertical gain +2195ft Vertical drop -2182ft Durée 7h25 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

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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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Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale
distance 8.87mi Vertical gain +1496ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Horton in Ribblesdale - North Yorkshire

A nice circular walk taking in Pen-y-Ghent and returning to Horton in Ribblesdale with regular views of the Settle to Carlisle Railway.

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distance 7.13mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1135ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 6.63mi Vertical gain +1831ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kettlewell with Starbotton - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk has two ascents as you traverse the hills from Wharefdale to Littondale and back again. In complete contrast the final section is level walking following the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe.