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Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle

40 walks in Lancashire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A guidebook to 40 diverse circular day walks suitable for walkers with navigational skills. The Forest of Bowland and Pendle are two of north west England's upland AONBs, perfect for walkers who enjoy exploring rough hilly, sometimes pathless terrain. The routes include Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell.


All seasons, but suitable gear required on the tops in winter or bad weather


Caton, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Whaley, Clitheroe, Chipping, Sawley, Bolton-by-Bowland, Downham


Suitable for competent walkers. Navigational skills required. Some walks are on farily remote moorland.

Must See

The Lune and Hodder valleys, open moors and the view from Clougha Pike, Sawley Abbey, tales of witches, and historic villages like Downham, Hurst Green and Waddington
27 Mar 2008
12 Jul 2022
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.25cm

A guidebook to 40 circular walks in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland National Landscape, including Pendle. Exploring the beautiful scenery of both the moors and the Lune, Hodder and Ribble Valleys, there are routes for all abilities, from shorter low-level walks to longer, more strenuous outings.

The walks, accessible from Lancaster, Clitheroe and Slaidburn, range from 5 to 20km (3–13 miles).

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk (reproduced at 1:60,000)
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Route summary table and overview information make it easy to choose an appropriate route
  • Local points of interest

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Terry Marsh Cicerone author MARSH

By Terry Marsh

Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 guidebooks, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a PhD in Historical Geography and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA (Scot)).

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