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Dunsop Fell & the Forest of Bowland
Introduction to Walk 2508

Region - Forest of Bowland

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1420 feet / 430 metres

Grade - moderate

This Lancashire walk features some of the highlights of the Forest of Bowland. The start is the surprisingly busy centre of Dunsop Bridge The landscape throughout is full of interest with the return route following a section of the River Dunsop back to the start. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2510
Totridge Fell via Langden & Bleadale Water
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2555
Whitendale from Dunsop Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2556
Whitendale & Dunsop Fell from Dunsop Bridge
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km
Walk 2331
Whin Fell & Ouster Rake from Dunsop Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.3 miles / 13.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2594
1.0 miles / 1.7 km away
Totridge Fell & Fiendsdale Head, Forest of Bowland
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1218
1.9 miles / 3.1 km away
Fiensdale Head & Bleasdale Water, Forest of Bowland
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2216
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
Slaidburn Village Trail - Ribble Valley
Grade - easy
Length - 0.8 miles / 1.2 km
Walk 3329
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
Stocks Reservoir from Slaidburn
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 1902
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell & Parlick from Chipping
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2505
5.3 miles / 8.4 km away
Fair Snape Fell from Fell Foot, Forest of Bowland
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2437
6.1 miles / 9.8 km away
Bowland Knotts from Cross of Greet Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.4 miles / 12 km
Walk 2217
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
Clitheroe Town Trail - Ribble Valley
Grade - easy
Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km
Walk 2632
7.5 miles / 11.9 km away
The Ribble Valley from Sawley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1670
7.7 miles / 12.4 km away
Hazelhurst Fell, Fair Snape Fell and Parlick
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle

Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle A guidebook to 40 diverse circular day walks suitable for walkers with navigational skills. The Forest of Bowland and Pendle are two of north west England's upland AONBs, perfect for walkers who enjoy exploring rough hilly, sometimes pathless terrain. The routes include Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell.
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