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Dunsop Fell & the Forest of Bowland
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Photo from the walk - Dunsop Fell & the Forest of Bowland

Region - Forest of Bowland

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1420 feet / 430 metres

Time - 6 hours 30 minutes

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. 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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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 3459
6.7 miles / 10.7 km away
Abbeystead Reservoir from Stoops Bridge
Grade - easy
Length - 1.6 miles / 2.6 km
Walk 3457
6.7 miles / 10.7 km away
Wyre Valley Circular from Abbeystead
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.4 miles / 10.4 km
Walk 2217
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
Clitheroe Town Trail - Ribble Valley
Grade - easy
Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km

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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