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Forest of Bowland Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Forest of Bowland walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

Listed below are the best places to walk in the Forest of Bowland. The hikes range from easy circular walks to longer more demanding routes. Located in northern Lancashire, the Forest of Bowland includes wild upland and cultivated valleys. The area is part of the main Pennine range, dominated by gritstone fells with summits above 450 m and large areas of heather-covered peat moorland. Pendle Hill, a large isolated hill, is located in the south eastern edge of the area. The walks cover the highlights of this area including Pendle Hill, Whin Fell and Dunsop Fell as well the valleys and moors of this beautiful part of England. All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have GPX files.

2216Slaidburn Village Trail - Ribble Valleyeasy0.75
3459Abbeystead Reservoir Circular from Stoops Bridgeeasy1.60
2164Clougha Pike from the Jubilee Towereasy/mod4.70
2257Clougha Pike from Quernmoreeasy/mod4.80
1267Pendle Hill from Barley Greenmoderate5.00
2720Pendle Hill (use in mist) from Barley Greenmoderate5.00
2137Clougha & Goldsworthy's Installation Circularmoderate5.20
2293Weets Hill from Barnoldswickeasy/mod5.30
2505Fair Snape Fell from Fell Foot, Forest of Bowlandmoderate6.00
1655Downham & Pendle Hill (short version) moderate6.30
2938Nick of Pendle from Pendletoneasy/mod6.30
3457Wyre Valley Circular from Abbeysteadeasy/mod6.40
2256Great Stone of Fourstones from High Banthameasy/mod6.70
2384Hodder Valley from Whitewelleasy/mod6.80
2452Dunsop Head from Slaidburneasy/mod7.00
3730Stocks Reservoir Circulareasy/mod7.00
2437Bowland Knotts from Cross of Greet Bridgemoderate7.40
3111Barley Circular from Barrowfordeasy/mod7.50
1742Grit Fell from the Jubilee Tower near Quernmoremoderate7.70
2555Whitendale from Dunsop Bridgemoderate8.00
1902Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell & Parlick from Chippingmoderate8.00
1818Downham & Pendle Hillmoderate8.00
2331Whin Fell & Ouster Rake from Dunsop Bridgemoderate8.30
1287Circuit of Pendle Hill from Barley Greenmoderate8.50
3505Whitewell via Crag Stones from Dunsop Bridgeeasy/mod8.50
3038Wolfhole Crag from Tower Lodgemoderate9.00
1218Fiensdale Head & Bleasdale Water from near Sykes Farmmoderate10.00
2510Totridge Fell via Langden & Bleadale Watermod/hard10.00
2508Dunsop Fell & the Forest of Bowlandmoderate10.00
2594Totridge Fell & Fiendsdale Head, Forest of Bowlandmoderate11.00
1670Hazelhurst Fell, Fair Snape Fell and Parlick from Delph Lanemoderate11.00
3329Stocks Reservoir from Slaidburnmoderate11.50
2278Ward's Stone from Stoops Bridgemod/hard13.00
2556Whitendale & Dunsop Fell from Dunsop Bridgemod/hard15.00

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Forest of Bowland Guide

The Forest of Bowland walks cater for walkers of all abilities from easy low-level walks to walks across the hills and moors. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks cover the highlights of this area including Pendle Hill, Whin Fell and Dunsop Fell as well the valleys and moors of this beautiful part of England.
Forest-of-Bowland Walking Guide

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