Lancashire

Click HERE for a collated A-Z List of current Records for the County in 'Open Paths and Trails'

Many of the FEATURED Recorders of Paths and Trails have additional extensive coverage of Walks and Walking in the County

 

Categories

www.forestofbowland.com/walking-information

Overview

'Offers some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country, from the grandeur and isolation of the moorland hills to the undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys. These landscape contrasts, along with the serenity and tranquility of the area make this a walker’s paradise.'

www.lypwg.org.uk

Overview

'Organises walks, social activities and weekends away for people in their 30's, 40's and 50's (although we don't have a strict age limit).' Formerly Lancashire Young Persons Walking Group.

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/great-outdoors/parks-and-gardens

Overview

'Lancashire boasts some of the most exciting and beautiful parks and gardens in Britain today. The abundance of vast open spaces and fresh air makes Lancashire ideal for visiting during any season of the year. Nestled in Lancashire’s spectacular countryside discover a variety of stunning gardens and country parks alongside stately homes and historic landmarks.' Descriptions of over sixty locations.

Description from

Visit Lancashire

www.ldwa.org.uk/eastlancashire

Overview

'Our main social walks are at the weekend, normally a Sunday, and these average twenty miles in length. This would take about eight hours to complete and all walkers need to carry enough food and drink to last the day. We like to visit different areas eg the West Pennine Moors, Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales etc ...'

www.penninewaterways.co.uk/canals.htm

Overview

'Pennine Waterways is an independent non-profit-making website about the canals of the area ... Pennine Waterways is not connected with The Canal and River Trust (or the former British Waterways) and has no responsibility for the maintenance of canals or towpaths. I cannot provide information about moorings. Please do not email me about canal or towpath maintenance or about moorings ...'

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/mid-lancashire.aspx

Overview

'Our Area comprises 8 groups/programmes: Preston, Garstang, South Ribble, Fylde, Chorley, West Lancs, Lancashire Weekend Walkers (40s+). and Lancs Young Person's Group (20s-30s).'

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/north-east-lancashir...

Overview

Covers Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle, Rossendale, Blackburn and Hyndburn ... The North East Lancashire Coach Rambles 'are open to both members and non-members'.

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/walking-routes

Overview

'Walking can be the very best way to explore Lancashire’s countryside, canals, coast and towns, giving you access to stunning views, quiet lanes and rare wildlife. From the flat plains in the west through to the rugged moorland of the Forest of Bowland and on to the West Pennine Moors in the east, there will be a terrain and distance  to suit everyone.'

www.explorebowland.co.uk

Overview

'The Forest of Bowland has fairly low lying fells compared with the neighbouring Yorkshire Dales – and obviously the Lake District. However, some of Bowland's fells are around 500m and present a good challenge. Many of my walks are aimed at families and beginners. There are some great places to get started such as Beacon Fell Country Park or Brock Bottom which is nearby ...'

Description from

Bowland Walks (Twitter)

www.communityraillancashire.co.uk/walks/self-guided-walks/

Overview

'A number of self-guide walks are available from stations on Community Rail Lancashire lines: [1] The Bentham Line (12 walks) - - - : [2] The Clitheroe Line (4 walks) - - - : [3] The East Lancashire Line (6 walks) - - - : [4] The South Fylde Line (2 walks) - - - : [5] West Lancashire Lines (2 walks)'

Description from

Community Rail Lancashire

council.lancashire.gov.uk/mgOutsideBodyDetails.aspx?ID=415

Overview

Access to full details of the Forum's quarterly Meetings including: [1] Agenda  - - - : [2] Attendance details - - - : [3] Agenda reports pack - - - : [4] Printed minutes

Description from

Lancashire County Council

www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/walks/

Overview

'The North West of England is famous for its walks, whether it's the rugged peaks of the Lake District, the picturesque Lancashire coast or the tranquility of the West Pennine Moors. Here you'll find dozens of walking guides written - and trodden - by well-known Lancashire author and nature expert Ron Freethy.'

Description from

Lancashire Telegraph

www.lancashirewalks.com

Overview

'A different walk for every week of the year. Explore the diversity of the Lancashire countryside. A user friendly site for the casual walker ... Bob and John are retired teachers. Over a period of two years they met every week to plan and check routes in Lancashire. This is our attempt to share our walks with a wider audience ...'

www.lancashirewildlife.org.uk/lancashire_wildlife_hot_spots_list.php

Overview

'We aim to bring together in one place, the information about Lancashire wildlife published on blogs and websites. To help people discover, enjoy and protect our local natural history.'

Description from

Lancashire Wildlife

gerryco23.wordpress.com/mersey-walks/

Overview

'With the canal walk completed, I cast around for another project. Then an idea began to take shape: to walk the Mersey from its source to the sea. The Mersey is formed from three tributaries: the River Etherow, the River Goyt, and the River Tame. The official start of the Mersey is at the confluence of the rivers Tame and Goyt in central Stockport, a few miles south of Manchester. Older definitions place its start a few miles up the Goyt ...'

See also

Mersey Way [LDWA]

www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk/walk.php

Overview

'The South Pennines is a wild, wonderful and occasionally wuthering landscape at the place where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide. A land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as "spectacular", "inspiring", "breathtaking" and "dramatic'.  It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know ...'

Description from

Pennine Prospects

www.fellscape.co.uk

Overview

'The Forest of Bowland together with Pendle was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964. Bordering on the Fylde Coast to the west, and the Yorkshire Dales to the east, from the tourist's point of view this area of north Lancashire is often forgotten and bypassed. However, the scenery - a mixture of hill and fell, moorland, woods, rivers and pasture land - is one of continuous beauty ...'

Description from

Michael Wainwright

westpennines.org.uk/west-pennines-walking/

Overview

'The West Pennine Moors offer fantastic opportunities for everyone to enjoy walking and rambling in the countryside; whether it’s a short family stroll round a reservoir, a ten-mile tramp over the moors or an "all-access" routes for "trampers".'

Description from

West Pennine Moors Information Service

Directory Statistics

There are 5171 listings and 610 categories in our website

Recently Added Records

Back to Top

© Ray Lester

 

Technical Support by Web-Studio