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Fiensdale Head & Bleasdale Water, Forest of Bowland
Introduction to Walk 1218

Photo from the walk - Fiensdale Head & Bleasdale Water, Forest of Bowland

Region - Forest of Bowland

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1265 feet / 383 metres

Time - 6 hours 20 minutes

Grade - moderate

Fiensdale Head and Bleasdale Water are combined in this Forest of Bowland walk. The route includes some excellent moorland walking in fairly remote country that avoids the crowds in this wild part of Lancashire. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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

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Walks in the Forest of Bowland

Walks in the Forest of BowlandGuide to walks in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, northern England, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 30 hand drawn routes throughout the Forest including the gentle foothills in the south and north, on top of the moors and in the valleys.
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