Walking in Lancashire
40 walks throughout the county including the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley
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Guidebook of 40 walks exploring the dales, moors, uplands and coasts of Lancashire, including Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and the West Pennine Moors. With routes for all seasons of the year and for a variety of abilities, these walks are within easy reach of Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster and Clitheroe.
SeasonsMost of these walks can be completed all year round. Some higher level routes are challenging in winter, while lower level routes may become waterlogged after heavy rain.
CentresWalks in the Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and West Pennine Moors are all accessible from nearby towns and cities including Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster and Clitheroe.
DifficultyMost of these walks are suitable for any walker with a reasonable level of fitness. Higher level routes that climb above 2,000ft and can be very challenging in winter conditions and require appropriate clothing and footwear, good navigational skills, and basic knowledge of mountain safety.
Must SeeAncient woodland and gritstone moors, historic Pendle and Pendle Hill, RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, Neolithic Bleasdale Circle, Roman museum at Ribchester, tercet posts on the Lancashire Witches Way, Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures on Clougha Pike, the Inn at Whitewell, Jubilee Tower, the Abbey Lighthouse and Lancashire coast, Morecambe Bay, Gragareth.
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Mark Sutcliffe is an outdoor writer and photographer who enjoys exploring among the mountains, lakes and rivers of north west England on foot, by bike or kayak with regular forays into Snowdonia and the West Coast of Scotland. He is researching a Cicerone Guide on Walking in Lancashire.
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