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

Visits to the Website567
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record984

forestofbowland.com/Walking-Information

Visits to the Website597
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.'

County (Historic)
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new.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/walking.aspx

Visits to the Website563
Overview

Now has limited 'walks' information directly accessible from this Site.  See instead Visit Lancashire.

County (Historic)
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www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/culture-arts-and-heritage/parks-and-gardens

Visits to the Website184
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.

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
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www.lypwg.org.uk

Visits to the Website239
Overview

'Organises walks, social activities and weekends away for people in their 20's, 30's and 40's (although we don't have a strict age limit).'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/eastlancashire

Visits to the Website304
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 ...'

County (Historic)
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www.penninewaterways.co.uk/canals.htm

Visits to the Website259
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 ...'

County (Historic)
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www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/mid-lancashire.aspx

Visits to the Website191
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).'

County (Historic)
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www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/north-east-lancashire.aspx

Visits to the Website131
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'.

County (Historic)
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www.walkandridefestival.co.uk

Visits to the Website397
Overview

Usually held Mid September.

County (Historic)
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www.bowlandwalks.co.uk

Visits to the Website441
Starting fromForest of Bowland
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)

County (Historic)
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www.communityraillancashire.co.uk/walks/self-guided-walks/

Visits to the Website128
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

County (Historic)
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www.irwellsculpturetrail.co.uk

Visits to the Website813
Distance (miles)33
Starting fromBacup
Overview

'Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays and featuring over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1385

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

Navigate the Website>>> Browse Meetings and Agendas for this Organisation [PDFs]
Visits to the Website250
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

County (Historic)
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www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/walks/

Visits to the Website452
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

County (Historic)
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www.lancashirewalks.com

Visits to the Website593
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 ...'

County (Historic)
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www.lancashirewildlife.org.uk/lancashire_wildlife_walks.php

Visits to the Website456
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

County (Historic)
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canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/lancaster-canal

Visits to the Website233
Distance (miles)41
Starting fromAqueduct Street
Overview

'Linking Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal is one of the country’s few coastal canals. Built along the natural lie of the land it offers 41 miles of lock free cruising - the longest stretch in the country. As the canal is naturally level, it also lends itself to gentle walking and cycling as well as canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.'

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See also

Lancaster Canal [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Lancaster Canal Trust

Locality
County (Historic)
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gerryco23.wordpress.com/mersey-walks/

Visits to the Website594
Starting fromConfluence of the Rivers Tame and Goyt
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]

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record826

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

Visits to the Website339
Starting fromAround and About Merseyside
Overview

Four 'Walkabout' PDF brochures to download: [1] Sefton Coast (five walks) - - - : [2] Wirral (five walks) - - - : [3] Knowsley & St Helens (five walks) - - - : [4] Green Hearts (six walks).

Unfortunately, the original Website no longer seems to be active - though you might still find one or another PDF brochure accessible via Google ...

Description from

Mersey Rural Leader

County (Historic)
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www.thependlewitchesway.co.uk

Visits to the Website596
Distance (miles)48
Starting fromSabden
Overview

'Journey from Sabden in Lancashire through the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland to Lancaster.'

Description from

Phil Bedson

Locality
County (Historic)
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www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk/walk.php

Visits to the Website366
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

County (Historic)
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www.ribblevalleyholidays.co.uk/ribble_valley_walking.htm

Visits to the Website133
Starting fromForest of Bowland AND Ribble Valley
Overview

Links to PDFs describing some 75 Walks around and about the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland AONB

Description from

Ribble Valley Holidays

Views of 'Full' Record444

www.fellscape.co.uk

Visits to the Website524
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

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1966

www.visitpendle.com/countryside/

Navigate the Website>>> Long Walks >>> West Craven Way
Visits to the Website522
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromSalterforth
Overview

'Circular walk in two parts, ideal for a walking weekend or short break. The walk goes through some of Lancashire's and North Yorkshire's finest countyside, including Kelbrook Moor, Weets Hill, with its views over the Yorkshire Dales, and also takes in part of the Pennine way.'

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Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1414

www.westpenninemoors.com/visiting_intro

Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Visits to the Website490
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".'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1003

www.westpennineway.org

Visits to the Website253
Distance (miles)46
Starting fromGreenmount Golf Club
Overview

'Many of our members have spent 1000’s of hours over the last 5 years planning this 46 miles rural route with 35 short links to all the surrounding urban areas and a 15 miles link to the Pennine Way from Bull Hill on Holcombe Moor to Warlands Reservoir on the Pennine Way ... Our aim for this Project is not only to promote this outstanding area to the 680,000 people, living in the immediate surrounding former mill towns of Bolton, Horwich, Chorley, Blackburn, Darwen, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and Bury but further afield ...'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record910

www.visitblackburn.co.uk/outdoors/walking

Navigate the Website>>> Walk Number 5 [PDF]
Visits to the Website410
Distance (miles)32
Starting fromWitton Country Park
Overview

'Along the way you'll be exploring Lancashire's history, passing weavers cottages, Tudor halls, Victorian estates, historic villages and even Roman roads.'

County (Historic)
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