Area: Lancashire

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Barrow-in-Furness/

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The Category Barrow-in-Furness is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Barrow-in-Furness which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Blackburn-with-Darwen/

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The Category Blackburn with Darwen is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Blackburn with Darwen which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Blackburn-with-Darwen/

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The following Blackburn with Darwen Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Blackpool/

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The Category Blackpool is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Blackpool which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Blackpool/

Category:Blackpool
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The following Blackpool Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blackpool Council

- Walking for Health - Blackpool

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Burnley/

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The Category Burnley is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Burnley which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Chorley/

Category:Chorley
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The Category Chorley is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Chorley which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Fylde/

Category:Fylde
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The Category Fylde is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Fylde which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Hyndburn/

Category:Hyndburn
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The Category Hyndburn is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Hyndburn which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Hyndburn/

Category:Hyndburn
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The following Hyndburn Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Hyndburn

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Lancaster/

Category:Lancaster
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The Category Lancaster is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Lancaster which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Lancaster/

Category:Lancaster
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The following Lancaster Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Lancaster City Council

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Pendle/

Category:Pendle
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The Category Pendle is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Pendle which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Preston/

Category:Preston
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The Category Preston is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Preston which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Preston/

Category:Preston
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The following Preston Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Preston & District U3A

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Ribble-Valley/

Category:Ribble Valley
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The Category Ribble Valley is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Ribble Valley which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Rossendale/

Category:Rossendale
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The Category Rossendale is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Rossendale which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/South-Ribble/

Category:South Ribble
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The Category South Ribble is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with South Ribble which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Warrington/

Category:Warrington
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The Category Warrington is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Warrington which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Warrington/

Category:Warrington
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The following Warrington Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Warrington U3A

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/West-Lancashire/

Category:West Lancashire
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The Category West Lancashire is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with West Lancashire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wigan/

Category:Wigan
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The Category Wigan is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Wigan which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wyre/

Category:Wyre
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The Category Wyre is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Wyre which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wyre/

Category:Wyre
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The following Wyre Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Wyre

 

anchorramblers.com

Category:Wigan
Overview

'The Club was formed in May 1978 by a group of workers at the BICC factory in Leigh. Although any link with BICC was broken a long time ago, the name "Anchor" comes from that connection with "Anchor Cables". The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for people to enjoy rambling in a safe and enjoyable environment.'

www.appletonpc.org.uk/footpaths.html

Category:Warrington
Overview

'Appleton Parish Council asked us to provide some circular walks that residents can enjoy by walking from the Parish Hall. They are intended to entice you to see some or even all of the network of paths within the Parish ... '

chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Astley-Hall.aspx

Category:Chorley
Overview

'Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy.'

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Chorley Council

www.barrowramblers.co.uk

Overview

'Established in 1930, and currently has over 350 members. A private coach is operated every Sunday to deliver members into the heart of the English Lake District. Members are offered a choice of 3 walks to suit their own capabilities ...'

www.facebook.com/BarrowCouncil/

Overview

'Discover Barrow on Foot, a selection of walking leaflets are available here for you to download ...'

See also

ALERT Website inaccessible at Review.

www.burnleypendleramblers.co.uk

Category:Burnley
Overview

'There are several walking groups in this area, so why join us the Burnley & Pendle Group? Well we put on a great programme of walks led by experienced leaders who can advise the best walks for your level of fitness, and we have a great programme of social events. You can come on three free taster walks with us.'

burnley.co.uk/lifestyle/relax/walking-cycling/

Category:Burnley
Overview

'Why not put your best foot forward and take a walk around some of Lancashire’s forgotten countryside. Burnley has some great walks for everyone. Whether you want an easy ramble or a more strenuous hike the waymarked footpaths that criss-cross Burnley reveal historic landscapes, hidden valleys and beautiful views.'

www.chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Parks%20and%20nature%20reserves.aspx

Category:Chorley
Overview

'There are many significant parks and open spaces in the Borough covering over 300 hectares, many of which have historical connections. Together with river valleys, country parks and nature reserves they offer a wide variety of leisure activities.'

www.chorleyramblers.co.uk

Category:Chorley
Overview

'Offer a wide variety of walks within the beautiful West Pennine Moors and the outlying villages from Rivington in the East to Mawdesley in the West and from Hoghton in the North to Adlington in the South. We also venture further afield to the Lake District, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.'

www.forestofbowland.com/walking-information

Category:Craven
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.'

new.fylde.gov.uk/resident/leisure/leisure/the-fylde-countryside/

Category:Fylde
Overview

Tranquil Rural Beauty 'Surrounding Lytham and St Anne's, this unspoiled scenery should not be missed. You’ll find hamlets, small villages and market towns each one with their own attraction and many tracing back hundreds of years ...'

See also

Visit Lytham St Annes

www.fyldecoastramblers.co.uk

Category:Fylde
Overview

'We are a friendly and unpretentious walking club based on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. We have walks planned for almost every weekend. Transfer to the destinations is mainly by coach, with collection points in St.Annes on Sea, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Thornton Cleveleys and Poulton le Fylde.'

www.fylderamblers.org.uk

Category:Fylde
Overview

'Ours is an active group with a large number of members, ranging from those who are keen to scale the heights of Scafell Pike to those who enjoy the social activities where they remember the walks of yesteryear. Our wide and varied programme is testament to the appetite for involvement in all aspects of the club. To enable the smooth running of the club we have a very active committee who meet regularly and look for new and varied experiences to offer to our members.'

www.grimsarghparishcouncil.org/our-village/walks-around-grimsargh/

Category:Preston
Overview

'The countryside around Grimsargh is very picturesque and brimming with interesting wildlife. We are hoping that increasing numbers of people will get out & about to appreciate it. It is our intention to develop a series of walks around Grimsargh and the surrounding delightful countryside areas ... '

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Leisure/Greenheart/Haigh-Hall-and-Country-Pa...

Category:Wigan
Size (acreage)250
Overview

'Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland ... with spectacular views across the Douglas Valley to the Welsh hills ... Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations ...' ALERT The original Title and Link used here seem no longer to be available (nor descriptions of the three Trails - though you might still find archival copies on the Web). So I have replaced them.

www.lypwg.org.uk

Category:Lancashire
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

Category:Lancashire
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.

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Visit Lancashire

lancasterwalkinggroup.co.uk

Category:Lancaster
Overview

'We are a group of people who enjoy walking and organise weekly walks in and around the Lancaster & Morecambe area, the Lake District and surrounds. Our walks are held each Sunday and full details can be found on our programme page. We do not run a paid membership scheme and all are welcome to come along and join in the walks.'

lancastercivicsociety.wordpress.com/download-200910-programme/cemetery...

Category:Lancaster
Size (acreage)18
Overview

The Lancaster Civic Society 'has been organising tours of Lancaster’s Top Cemetery at Quernmore Road since the Heritage Days in 1996. The Tours are usually held on the THIRD SUNDAY in the Summer months April to September'.

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Lancaster Civic Society

www.lancasterfellwalkers.co.uk

Category:Lancaster
Overview

'The club exists for its members and its long history confirms that it is fulfilling their needs in providing healthy exercise in the open air in beautiful surroundings, challenging walks at all levels and good company and friendship.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/eastlancashire

Category:Lancashire
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.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/leighton-moss/

Category:Lancaster
Overview

'Choose from a selection of trails and hides, most of which are suitable for wheelchairs, and get right to the heart of the reedbed. Or take the nature trail alongside two coastal lagoons to see lots of wading and water birds ...'

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RSPB

www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/

Category:West Lancashire
Size (acreage)376
Overview

'Bring your wellies and explore a hidden gem of wetland habitat at the NEW Wild Walk – meander through the muddy meadow, wander in the wet woods and get lost in a reedy ramble spotting wildlife and giant sculptures ...'

www.fccenvironment.co.uk/waste-processing/landfill/arpley-landfill/moo...

Category:Warrington
Size (acreage)200
Overview

'Comprises almost 200 acres of woodland, meadows, lakes and ponds and is home to many diverse species of plants, animals, birds and other wildlife. The nature reserve is well known for its varied bird life and many interesting birds can be found either as year-round residents or seasonal visitors ...'

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FCC Environment

www.morecambehframblingclub.co.uk

Category:Lancaster
Overview

'Aims are to provide for group rambling, to promote the healthy enjoyment of leisure, the love of open air, social and international friendships and to organize holiday-making and other activities within these objectuves ...'

www.norwestfellwalking.org.uk

Category:South Ribble
Overview

'Offers full day, Sunday outings throughout the year for all ages, and capabilities. All Norwest Fell Walkers outings are by coach with Pick Up points around Leyland, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston and Fulwood.

lll-ormskirk.org.uk

Category:West Lancashire
Overview

'The Friday Walking group (formally known as the Life Long Learning Walking Group or LLL), originated as a self help group in which people come together to share experience, knowledge, and interests on a variety of topics, one of which was walking. The Ormskirk Friday Walking Group is now just a walking group.'

www.visitpendle.com/whats-on/festivals/pendle-walking-festival

Category:Pendle
Overview

'Pendle's award-winning event, now regarded as the biggest free Walking Festival in the country ...' Usually held Mid August.

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Visit Pendle

www.penninewaterways.co.uk/canals.htm

Category:Lancashire
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.pdwc.org

Category:Preston
Overview

'We are based in Lancashire in the North West of England but our walks take us round the UK's National Parks, central England, the Lake District, North Wales and even Scotland.'

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

Category:Lancashire
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...

Category:Ramblers Areas
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'.

rossendale-ramblers.co.uk

Category:Rossendale
Overview

'The Rossendale Group is a small but very enthusiastic and active branch of the Ramblers. We number over 100 members of which a goodly percentage regularly take part in the weekly walks organised by the committee and walk leaders.'

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/sandscale-haws-n...

Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Explore the sandy estuary of the River Duddon with the backdrop of Lake District mountains in this National Trust run nature reserve in Cumbria ... The reserve is located just a few miles north of Barrow-in-Furness on the Cumbria Coastal Way. If you have time you could continue your walk along this super walkway north to Askam-in-Furness or south to Barrow-in-Furness.

www.skemramblers.org.uk

Category:West Lancashire
Overview

'Sunday rambles monthly from West Lancashire to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, North Wales.'

www.southribble.gov.uk/content/walks-and-rambles-2

Category:South Ribble
Overview

'There are a range of walks and rambles of varying lengths which have been prepared in locations within South Ribble.'

www.springvaleramblers.co.uk

Overview

'The Class was formed in 1895 and we are now in our 120th season. We are likely to be the oldest walking club in the country to have maintained a continuous annual walking programme. We were originally establshed as an educational class, but we now run as a walking club offering a variety of walks from 6 to 9 miles in length.'

www.springfieldfellwalking.co.uk

Category:Blackpool
Overview

'Over the years, the club has established a format that has resulted in many enjoyable walks. With several decades of experience, the club knows some fantastic locations that you may never think about visiting! The club has approximately 100 members, many of whom are regular walkers with the club. Membership is fairly evenly split between the sexes, with ages ranging from children to over 80's.'

www.visitblackburn.co.uk/outdoors/walking

Overview

'Blackburn and Darwen sits at the heart of Lancashire's Hill Country. Here you can experience the dramatic moorland, tranquil reservoirs, traditional farmland and wooded valleys. The area is a haven for wildlife and an early morning walk will often reveal a surprise in the hedgerows and woodland areas. The terrain is ideal for both short rambles and serious expeditions. The countryside provides the ideal opportunity to take life at your own pace and enjoy the great outdoors.'

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

Category:Lancashire
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.visitpendle.com/things-to-do/walking

Category:Pendle
Overview

'Family and short walks in Pendle ... Medium length walks in Pendle ... Long walks in Pendle ... Heritage and town trails in Pendle ... Sculpture Trails in Pendle'

www.visitribblevalley.co.uk/enjoy/

Category:Ribble Valley
Overview

Access to PDFs of a score of leaflets describing walking routes around and about the Ribble Valley: 'Positioned in the ageless landscape of rural Lancashire, this area remains relatively unexplored, the majority of which forms part of the Forest of Bowland .. The two historic market towns of Clitheroe and Longridge are surrounded by 44 villages, the largest being Whalley, each set in serene and unspoilt countryside. It is this timeless beauty, along with the warm hospitality, which attracts visitors to return time and time again'.

visitseftonandwestlancs.co.uk

Category:West Lancashire
Overview

'Sefton and West Lancashire have many routes ideal for walking ... Many of these routes feature in the extremely popular Walking and Cycling Guide to Sefton's Natural Coast. However the routes are now available to download as individual maps ... designed to enable you to discover the area's fascinating history and wonderful flora and fauna.'

See also

Sefton's Coast [Visit Southport]

walkingclubs.wixsite.com/warringtonhf

Category:Warrington
Overview

'Small and friendly walking club whose members are mainly from the local area. Some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the whole of the UK is on our doorstep, and the Club exists to give people of mixed abilities the chance to enjoy it.'

www.westlancsfootpathgroup.org.uk

Category:West Lancashire
Overview

'Founded over 30 years ago with the objectives to enjoy rambles, defend the public footpaths in West Lancashire and to extend the local footpath network. To help ensure all footpaths in West Lancashire are walked regularly, walks are arranged twice monthly, in the winter, and more frequently in the summer ... '

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Parking-Roads-Travel/Travel/Walking.aspx

Category:Wigan
Overview

'We are making improvements so that walking is safer, more secure and more enjoyable in town centres and along routes linked to residential areas ... Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles are an accredited Walking for Health scheme, whose vision is that everyone will have access to a short free and friendly health walk within easy reach of where they live, to help them become and stay active.'

www.visitblackburn.co.uk/attractions/witton-country-park-p7358

Size (acreage)480
Overview

'Comprises of 480 acres of beautiful mixed woodland, parkland, amenity grassland and farmland ... The Beamers Trail a six mile circular walk begins in the park. This is one of the walks that make up the Witton Weavers Way, a thirty-two mile borough-wide walk.'

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Blackburn with Darwen Council

www.facebook.com/wycollerfriends

Category:Pendle
Overview

'Wycoller is one of Lancashire's hidden gems. Those who are lucky enough to discover the historic village and its enchanted valley, are immediately captivated by its beauty.'

Description from

Wycoller Friends

www.wyre.gov.uk/walkinginwyre

Category:Wyre
Overview

'Wyre Council has put together a programme of activities designed to encourage people to improve their health and wellbeing and explore the natural and cultural heritage of Wyre. There's something for everyone including guided walks, health walks, wildlife walks, green activities, fun activities for families, heritage walks, park activities and open days.' The related page Walks by Area covers 12 Areas within Wyre ...

www.ldwa.org.uk/EastLancashire/W/3873/breath-of-fresh-air-walk.html

Category:Lancaster
Distance (miles)22
Overview

''Circular walk exploring the varied countryside south of the historic city of Lancaster.'

Description from

East Lancashire LDWA

prospectsfoundation.org.uk/walking/

Category:Hyndburn
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Like many towns in North East Lancashire, Accrington owed much of its growth and prosperity to the development of the textile industry - a fact reflected both in its architecture and design. Accrington's greatest development took place during the 19th century, growing rapidly from a small village of 3,000 people in 1801 to 10,000 by the middle of the century and reaching its peak in 1911 when it was an industrial town with 45,000 inhabitants.' ALERT Website Link changed from that orginally referenced.

Description from

PROSPECTS Foundation

www.ldwa.org.uk/WestLancashire/W/2968/anglezarke-amble.html

Category:Chorley
Distance (miles)24
Overview

'The Anglezarke Amble is a Challenge Walk taking in Rivington, Anglezarke and Turton Moors, through an area known locally as "Little Lake District". There is a choice of distances, either 16 or 24 miles.' Usually held Mid February.

Description from

LDWA - West Lancashire

www.visitblackburn.co.uk/attractions/heritage-town-trails

Overview

'Discover Blackburn and Darwen's incredible history when cotton was king and weaving was big business. Self-guided Heritage Town Trails will help you explore the borough from a new perspective, revealing the stories behind of some of Blackburn and Darwen's historic buildings and taking you back to a time when the town was "the weaving capital of the world".'

Description from

VisitBlackburn

www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1279-introduction

Category:Blackpool
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'This lengthy walk along the prom from Blackpool to Fleetwood offers excellent exercise. In addition there is a wide variety of sights and sounds to absorb from the glitter of the golden mile to solitude at Rossall Point.'

Description from

Walking Britain

See also

Lancashire Coastal Way - Lytham St Annes to Fleetwood (15 miles) [Griffmonsters Great Walks]

www.bolton-by-bowland.org/walks/walks.html

Category:Ribble Valley
Overview

Half-a-dozen walks around and about Bolton-by-Bowland chosen from a range of sources.

Description from

Gawin Davies

See also

Bolton-by-Bowland Circular [Happy Hiker] (10 miles)

www.explorebowland.co.uk

Category:Lancashire
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.visitpendle.com/things-to-do/brontes-in-pendle-walk-p840540

Category:Pendle
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'The full walk of takes you to the summit of Boulsworth Hill so be prepared for uneven paths in this remote landscape. We use an old moorland pack horse trail before dropping down to the hamlet of Wycoller with its Brontë associations.'

Description from

Visit Pendle

canalrivertrust.org.uk/burnley-trail

Category:Burnley
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Built during the golden age of canal construction, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal was to be the longest in Britain. As it weaved its way north it diverted towards Burnley to connect with the expanding coalmines in the town and influenced an industrial boom ... Our trail follows a 5 – 6km section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. There are 10 stop points, each marked with a QR code.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/the-burnley-way-p581390

Category:Burnley
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Over the hills and South Pennine moors, through ancient woods and deserted farms, the Burnley Way combines history and heritage, wildlife and nature to make a fascinating 40-mile circular walk around the borough.'

Description from

Visit Lancashire

visitseftonandwestlancs.co.uk/walking/walking-routes/wetlands-and-wate...

Category:West Lancashire
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'Whether its the tranquility of the Leeds Liverpool Canal or the countryside of West Lancashire there is no shortage of lovely walking from Burscough ... '

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/carnforth-canal-walks-p581700

Category:Lancaster
Overview

'Explore the glorious countryside near the Lancaster Canal'

Description from

Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and the Lune Valley Initiative

www.clarionhouse.org.uk

Category:Pendle
Distance (miles)22
Overview

'A walk of 36 Km through East Lancashire's beautiful countryside visiting the Nelson ILP Clarion House and the former Clarion Houses at Colne and Burnley ... Much of the route borrows sections of the Pendle Way, the Burnley Way and the Brontë Way. These routes are waymarked. Care should be taken to avoid confusing the emblems used for the Burnley Way and the Brontë Way. Both routes use the symbol "B", however the colours are different ...'

Description from

Gwyndon (John) Boardman and Nelson Independent Labour Party Land Society

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

Category:Lancashire
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

www.cheshirenow.co.uk/croston.html

Category:Chorley
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Croston is a village situated on the banks of the River Yarrow approximately 10 miles South West of Preston. The name dates back to Saxon times. The first settlers were Scandinavian from the colonies in Ireland. The word "cross" is derived from old Irish and was adapted by the Norse men. This was added to the Anglo Saxon word "tun" meaning town or village forming the word "crostun", known today as Croston.' Alert At Review, I could no longer use the Web Links originally referenced here; so I have replaced the Web Site with a generic Entry for the Village (within which there is a very brief mention of the Trail).

www.visitcumbria.com/wc/the-cumbria-coastal-way/

Category:Lancaster
Distance (miles)180
Overview

'This is the diary of a walk of some 180 miles on the Cumbria Coastal Way (CCW) by Peter and Jeanne Donaghy and John and Gillian Laidler, two couples verging on their seventies, reasonably experienced walkers and joint authors of 3 walking guides (Lakeland Church Walks, Northumbria Church Walks and Metro Walks).'

Description from

Visit Cumbria

See also

Cumbria Coastal Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/culture-arts-and-heritage/churche...

Category:Lancaster
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Trace the story of faith in Lancaster from Roman times to the present day through its rich heritage of faith sites and buildings.'

Description from

Visit Lancashire

See also

Churches and Sacred Sites [Visit Lancashire]

www.downhamvillage.org.uk/downham_visitor_information.html

Category:Ribble Valley
Overview

'Downham has long had a reputation as an attractive village, often quoted as the most beautiful village in Lancashire. It may have rivals but it certainly is largely unspoilt – no television aerials or obtrusive satellite dishes, no overhead wires or roadside yellow lines, and minimal signing in the village. There is an old world charm with the setting of the church on the crest of a limestone ridge above the village, Downham Hall behind the church on the same ridge and cottages neatly arranged at both the top of church brow and another group around the main street and village stream.'

Description from

Downham Village

www.fairtradeway.org.uk

Category:Wyre
Distance (miles)88
Overview

'Long-distance heritage trail on the three related local themes of fair trade, the British Atlantic slave trade and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The 6-day walk links Fairtrade Towns between Garstang (The World’s first Fairtrade Town) and Keswick.'

Description from

Graham Hulme

www.visitpendle.com/countryside/medium-walks

Category:Pendle
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'A lovely route from historic Waterside in Colne, visiting not one, but two beautiful country parks': Ball Grove Park and Wycoller Country Park.

Description from

Visit Pendle

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/glazebrook-trail...

Category:Wigan
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Linear route following the footpaths close to the Pennington and Glaze Brooks, from Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh, to the Manchester Ship Canal at Cadishead.’

www.hodderway.co.uk

Category:Ribble Valley
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'The walk begins at the Cross Of Greet north of Stocks Reservoir near Slaidburn, and finishes where it joins the R. Ribble between Stonyhurst College and Gt. Mitton.'

Description from

Peter Dobson

www.roychetham.co.uk/huncoattrail.html

Category:Hyndburn
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Huncoat is a small village near Accrington situated on the slopes of the Pennine hills below the 1,340 feet high Great Hameldon. The place name was recorded in the 11th Century Domesday Book when Lancashire was still largely covered by peatmoss and woodland. In medieval times Huncoat was the cross-roads for two packhorse trade routes and expanded in the 19th Century with the Industrial Revolution. Between the two world wars the corridor alongside the railway line was heavily industrialised with collieries, coke works and brick yards ...'

Description from

Roy Chetham

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hyndburn-clog-wa...

Category:Hyndburn
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Originally conceived ... in 1985 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Ramblers Association. In it's original state it was a one day challenge walk over a 50km route. Ten members of the Group completed the inaugural walk in one day and were the first recipients of the original badge and certificate. It is, however, worth noting that the Hyndburn Group has also done the walk over both two and three days on various occasions.' ALERT Details of this Walk no longer seem accessible via the Hyndburn Ramblers Website. So I have replaced the Link with one to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. However, note also the Link to the Prospects site below.

Description from

Hyndburn Ramblers

See also

Walking Routes [Prospects: Hyndburn's community-owned environmental charity]

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