Walking on the West Pennine Moors
30 walks around moorland Lancashire
By Terry Marsh
This guidebook describes 30 walks on the West Pennine Moors, around Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton, home to some of the most inspiring and exhilarating walking country. The walks range from short, easy rambles to more challenging hikes covering a variety of terrain, all of it easily accessible for day walking.
SeasonsIdeal for walking in all seasons
CentresAccessible from all directions - the main urban centres are Chorley, Darwen, Blackburn, Bolton, Haslingden and Manchester.
DifficultyNot technically difficult, but the terrain can be demanding, especially after rain. Paths shown on map are not always present on the ground, and even those that are require attention to route directions.
Must SeeThe West Pennine Moors are many and varied, threaded by valley road links, surrounded by towns and villages, and providing a wide range of excellent walking opportunity in a moorland setting. Numerous prehistoric sites are spread across the moors, as well as monuments to wealth and achievement.
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Dr Terry Marsh is a Lancashire-based award-winning writer and photographer who specialises in the outdoors, the countryside, walking and travel worldwide. He has been writing books since the mid-1980s, and is the author of over 100 titles.
Terry holds a PhD in Historical Geography and a Master of Arts degree (with Distinction) in Lake District Studies, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot), a member of the National Union of Journalists, and an Honorary Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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