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Lancashire Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Lancashire 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.

The Lancashire walks listed below include a variety of circular walks graded from easier routes to more demanding hill walks. The walks include many of the most the most scenic areas including the two AONB's that lie within the county boundaries. All walks are free to download and print, and all longer routes have GPS files.

2216Slaidburn Village Trail - Ribble Valleyeasy0.75
2217Clitheroe Town Trail - Ribble Valleyeasy1.00
3459Abbeystead Reservoir Circular from Stoops Bridgeeasy1.60
2196Clowbridge Reservoir & Singing Ringing Treeeasy/mod4.00
2183Irwell Sculpture Trail from Bacupeasy4.50
2164Clougha Pike from the Jubilee Towereasy/mod4.70
2257Clougha Pike from Quernmoreeasy/mod4.80
2720Pendle Hill (use in mist) from Barley Greenmoderate5.00
1267Pendle Hill from Barley Greenmoderate5.00
2137Clougha & Goldsworthy's Installation Circularmoderate5.20
2293Weets Hill from Barnoldswickeasy/mod5.30
2732Darwen Tower & West Pennine Moorseasy/mod5.50
2505Fair Snape Fell from Fell Foot, Forest of Bowlandmoderate6.00
2245Winter Hill & Rivington Pikeeasy/mod6.00
1747Oswaldtwistle Moor from Clough Headeasy/mod6.00
2938Nick of Pendle from Pendletoneasy/mod6.30
1655Downham & Pendle Hill (short version) moderate6.30
3457Wyre Valley Circular from Abbeysteadeasy/mod6.40
1994Cockerham, Glasson & Conder Greeneasy/mod6.60
2384Hodder Valley from Whitewelleasy/mod6.80
1641Bankhouses via the Lancashire Coastal Way from Glasson easy/mod7.00
3619Ribchester Circulareasy/mod7.00
3730Stocks Reservoir Circulareasy/mod7.00
2452Dunsop Head from Slaidburneasy/mod7.00
1458The Rossendale Way from Greaveeasy/mod7.00
2562Whithnell Moor & Great Hill from Brinscallmoderate7.00
2543Silverdale, Hawes Water & Jenny Brown's Pointeasy7.00
2624Tor Hill & High Moss, Nr Haslingdenmoderate7.00
3584★☩Gragareth from Irebymoderate7.40
2437Bowland Knotts from Cross of Greet Bridgemoderate7.40
3111Barley Circular from Barrowfordeasy/mod7.50
2564Calf Hey, Ogden & Holden Wood Reservoirs from Clough Headmoderate7.50
1742Grit Fell from the Jubilee Tower near Quernmoremoderate7.70
2511Silverdale & Arnsideeasy/mod8.00
2532Rivington Pikemoderate8.00
1902Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell & Parlick from Chippingmoderate8.00
2555Whitendale from Dunsop Bridgemoderate8.00
1818Downham & Pendle Hillmoderate8.00
2331Whin Fell & Ouster Rake from Dunsop Bridgemoderate8.30
3505Whitewell via Crag Stones from Dunsop Bridgeeasy/mod8.50
1287Circuit of Pendle Hill from Barley Greenmoderate8.50
2632The Ribble Valley from Sawleyeasy/mod9.00
3038Wolfhole Crag from Tower Lodgemoderate9.00
1850★☩Great Hill & Anglezarke Reservoirmoderate9.00
2596The River Brock & Beacon Felleasy/mod9.00
2108Darwen's Jubilee Tower from Abbey Villageeasy/mod9.00
2376★☩Gragareth from Leckmoderate9.30
2510Totridge Fell via Langden & Bleadale Watermod/hard10.00
1218Fiensdale Head & Bleasdale Water from near Sykes Farmmoderate10.00
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
1279Blackpool to Fleetwood coastmoderate12.00
2278Ward's Stone from Stoops Bridgemod/hard13.00
2556Whitendale & Dunsop Fell from Dunsop Bridgemod/hard15.00

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Lancashire.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
3032★☩Gragareth & Great Coum from Yordas CaveNorth Yorkshire
1421★☩Turf Moor & Black HillGreater Manchester
3719Ramsden Wood & Hades Hill from WalsdenWest Yorkshire

★ GPS file ☩ Route profile

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Lancashire Guide

Lancashire offers many walking opportunities with a number of areas of high ground. The highest point is Gragareth (near Whernside) at 627 metres. The rivers drain west from the Pennines. The coast is backed by a coastal plain. Excellent areas for walking include Arnside and Silverdale National Landscape, Beacon Fell Country Park and the Forest of Bowland AONB, which includes Pendle Hill. Further south are the West Pennine Moors and the Forest of Rossendale.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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