61 easy to follow walk route maps of all grades in The Forest of Bowland and The South Pennines

The Forest of Bowland and The South Pennines is roughly the area S of the A590 from Morcambe Bay to The M6, the A65 and the south western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to Skipton and the A59 to the A1(M); W of the A1(M) from the junction with the A59 to Knottingley; N of the M62 from Knottingley to Manchester and then the M60 and M56 to The River Mersey and E of the coast from Liverpool to Morecambe Bay.

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Sixty-one easy-to-follow walk route maps of all grades in The Forest of Bowland and The South Pennines in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

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Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l102 The River Lune from the Crook o' Lune

Dilghtful riverside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25ml (5km)
Ascent:131ft (40m)
Time:1.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk l133 Black Moss Reservoir from Barley

Easy stroll round two reservoirs

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5ml (5.5km)
Ascent:299ft (91m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk c359 Arnside Knott from Arnside (Morecambe Bay)

Superb vantage point to view the Lake District

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:627ft (191m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk me100 Billinge Hill from Billinge, Wigan

The highest point in Merseyside

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:417ft (127m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk wy113 Baitings Reservoir from Ryburn Reservoir

Pleasant amble around two reservoirs

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75mls (6km)
Ascent:562ft (171m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk l148 Ogden Reservoir and Fell Wood from Barley

In the shadow of Pendle Hill

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:794ft (242m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk wy117 Gorple Reservoir and Widdop Reservoir

High moorland walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:752ft (229m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk l110 Rivington Pike from Great House Information Centre, Rivington Lane

Superb views over Manchester

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5mls (7km)
Ascent:893ft (272m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk wy119 Langfield Common from Warland

Great views and a return by canal

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:817ft (249m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk wy162 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:880ft (268m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk l106 Swinden Valley from Mereclough

Quiet country paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:814ft (248m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk l126 Longridge Fell (Spire Hill) from Jeffrey Hill

Superb Views of Chipping

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:859ft (262m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk wy124 Hardcastle Crags from Midgehole

Superb woodland walk and a fine waterfall

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,168ft (356m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l162 Cowpe Moss and Hail Storm Hill from Cowpe

Quiet paths with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,093ft (333m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l210 Cowpe Lowe from Edenfield

Fine views on a wlk through history

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:1,044ft (318m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge

Canal towpaths and high moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,113ft (339m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l112 Pendle Hill via Boar Clough from Barley

Lancashire's Iconic Hill

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:1,221ft (372m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l135 A circuit of Anglezarke Reservoir

A stroll round two reservoirs - can be muddy

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:879ft (268m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l167 Gorple Stones from Worsthorne

An old trackhorse route and two reservoirs

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:932ft (284m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy127 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:935ft (285m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l181 White Hill (Forest of Bowland) from Cross of Greet Bridge

Great views of The Forest of Bowland and The Yorkshire Dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75ml (9km)
Ascent:1,113ft (339m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l142 Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) and Rivington Pike from Rivington Upper Barn

Manchester's nearest big hill

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:1,113ft (339m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l100 Pendle Hill from Barley

Lancashire's Iconic Hill

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:1,280ft (390m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l152 Paddy's Pole (Fair Snape Fell) and Saddle Fell from nr Chipping

High wild moorland - tricky in mist

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,279ft (390m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy114 Oxenhope Moor from Oxenhope

Easy walking to good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:1,178ft (359m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy126 Stoodley Pike from Lobb Mill

Easy ascent to fine views followed by a canal side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (10.5km)
Ascent:1,237ft (377m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy152 Heptonstall Moor from Midgehole

Lovely woodland and a taste of the moor

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,451ft (442m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l128 Catlow Fell and Crutchenber Fell (Bowland Knotts) from Cross of Greet Bridge

Fabulous views of The Forest of Bowland and The Yorkshire Dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,224ft (373m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l159 Great Hameldon from Lane Ends, Hapton

Fine views of Lancashire

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,198ft (365m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l109 Gorple Stones and Extwistle Moor from Worsthorne

An old trackhorse route and wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:951ft (290m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l119 Bedding Hill Moor and Wycoller from Trawden

Lovely walk with one (avoidable) steep climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,076ft (328m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy102 West Buck Stones and Rombalds Moor (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking with good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,057ft (322m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l134 Hail Storm Hill from Edenfield

Fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,355ft (413m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l176 Great Hill from White Coppice

Good views and clear paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,230ft (375m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy158 Bridestones Moor from Lydgate

Wild moorland and ancient trackhorse routes

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,421ft (433m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy171 Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir

Rugged gritstone country and wild moors

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5mls (12km)
Ascent:1,241ft (378m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy155 New Laithe Moor and Hardcastle Crags from Midgehole

Superb woodland walk with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,264ft (385m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l108 Great Hameldon from Clowbridge Reservoir

Fine views of Lancashire

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,230ft (396m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l121 Easington Fell and The River Hodder from Slaidburn

Superb views - sorry, no dogs allowed

Vital Statistics:

Length:8mls (12.5km)
Ascent:1,280ft (390m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough

Fine views followed by a canal side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,115ft (340m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l114 Paddy's Pole (Fair Snape Fell) and Fiendsdale Head from nr Chipping

High wild moorland - tricky in mist

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,538ft (469m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l217 Lever Park, Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) and Rivington Pike from Rivington Lane

Popular mountain walk close to Manchester

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,536ft (468m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l220 Thieveley Pike and Black Scout from Holme Chapel

Wild moorland with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,870ft (570m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l198 Burn Moor Fell from The Great Stone of Forstone

Fantastic views - but can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,132ft (345m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l127 Pendle Hill and Stang Top Moor from Barley

Lancashire's Iconic Hill - and a bit more

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,694ft (516m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l136 Cowpe Lowe and Hail Storm Hill from Cowpe

Quiet paths with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,753ft (534m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk gm116 Round Hill, Freeholds Top and Brown Wardle Hill from Watergrove Reservior

Wild and historic Lancashire

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5mls (13.5km)
Ascent:1,549ft (472m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk l145 Weets Hill from Salterforth

An easy hill followed by a canal stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,267ft (386m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy156 Stoodley Pike and Langfield Common from Lobb Mill

Great views and a canal side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,543ft (470m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk wy163 Stoodley Pike and Erringden Moor from Lobb Mill

Great views followed by a canal side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,526ft (465m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again



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