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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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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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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.

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

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 Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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 8.89mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
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.

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.

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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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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.

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Walking Cown Edge from Broadbottom ( Download : )
distance 7.25mi Vertical gain +988ft Vertical drop -1007ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This Peak District walk follows a circuit that inclues Cown Edge, which offers some fine views towards Manchester. The route is easy to follow and includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way.

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

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

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.

distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This area sees few walkers yet there is much of interest and grand views.

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.

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Walking Stockport - a Ramble ( Download : )
Stockport - a Ramble
distance 4.97mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This rewarding dérive reveals the B side of our heritage and culture, an antidote to the country walk, and one which for many folk is right on their doorstep. It explores the unique post-occupancy landscape of a Northern town where the rot has set in, viewing iconic heritage sights from the relative safety of the pavement.

Walking Bleaklow from Old Glossop ( Download : )
Bleaklow from Old Glossop
distance 8.53mi Vertical gain +1503ft Vertical drop -1499ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones feature in this Peak District walk from Old Glossop. Other highlights include the Wain Stones, Yellow Stacks and Doctor's Gate. This moorland can be wild and desolate in bad weather so save this walk for a dry day with good visibility.

distance 7.81mi Vertical gain +433ft Vertical drop -446ft Durée 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A rewarding walk along varied waterways, featuring historic buildings and striking canal architecture.

Walking Goyt Hall and Chadkirk ( Download : )
distance 3.86mi Vertical gain +187ft Vertical drop -177ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Along the Goyt to a historic half-timbered farmhouse, returning via the Peak Forest Canal and Chadkirk.

Walking Chadkirk Chapel ( Download : )
distance 1.92mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A level walk full of interest, visiting a historic chapel, a holy well and a stretch of the River Goyt.

distance 6.58mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1056ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.

Walking Peak Forest Canal ( Download : )
distance 3.35mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Featuring a peaceful stretch of the Peak Forest Canal and the historic ‘Roman Bridge’ over the River Goyt.

Walking Roman Lakes & Mellor Cross ( Download : )
distance 4.83mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -745ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Varied walking in the Goyt valley, plus a visit to Mellor Cross, with views to Kinder Scout and the Cheshire Plain.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +1109ft Vertical drop -1093ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.

Rowarth river & moorland loop
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Start and finish at The Little Mill Inn, walk beside Rowarth Brook up the wooded valley (known as Little Switzerland to the locals) and then head uphill to the moors above Rowarth for amazing views of The Peak District, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire plain.

Walking Mellor Church ( Download : )
distance 1.91mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

distance 7.78mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1184ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.

distance 8.44mi Vertical gain +1296ft Vertical drop -1286ft Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk on the quieter side of Kinder Scout provides the basis for a great day outdoors.The outward route takes you onto the plateau crossing wild moorland. Once Kinder Downfall is reached you can enjoy a downhill walk in some of the best scenry in this part of the National Park.

distance 9.66mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1138ft Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

Bleaklow offers some excellent walks and this Peak District route used minor paths to explore Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow and Grains in the Water.

distance 8.57mi Vertical gain +1211ft Vertical drop -1214ft Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Birchen Clough and follows Fair Brook onto the Kinder Scout Plateau. Following the northern edge of the plateau there are good views towards Bleaklow. The final section of the walk follows the Snake Path from Ashop Head back to the start.

distance 8.45mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1473ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

A part of Lymm Heritage Trail
distance 3.27mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

Using a part of Lymm Heritage Trail, this circular walk will take you around Lymm Dam. It was created in 1824 by a dam built during the construction of what is now the A56 road.

Walking Bridgewater Canal ( Download : )
distance 3.12mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -112ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

An easy stroll through fields and woods and along the canal towpath.

Walking Dunham Massey ( Download : )
distance 6.49mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

Visit a magnificent deer park and stately home, with peaceful canalside interludes.

Walking Lymm and the Dam ( Download : )
distance 5.26mi Vertical gain +118ft Vertical drop -118ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

An extended stroll through historic Lymm and round its picturesque wooded lake.

Mountain biking Trans-Pennine Trail ( Download : )
distance 15.83mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1 hr Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

A fairly level bike ride along a converted railway, bridleways and quiet country lanes.

Walking Two Canals Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.6mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

Varied rural walking including contrasting sections of canals that are among England’s youngest and oldest.

Walking Lymm Dam ( Download : )
distance 2.17mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

An easy stroll around Lymm’s best-known beauty spot, plus a visit to the historic village centre.

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