38 easy-to-follow circular walks in Lancashire

Thirty-eight easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Lancashire of all grades in Walk Start Location Order (A to Z)


Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select. To see multiple walks that start in the same location (where available) choose 'Satellite' and Zoom in.



You can use these checkboxes to show only the grades of walk you are interested in:-

Grade

Easy

Grade

Easy

Grade

Easy

Grade

Moderate

Grade

Moderate

Grade

Moderate

Grade

Hard

Grade

Hard

Grade

Very Hard


Thirty-eight easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Lancashire of all grades in Walk Start Location Order (A to Z)

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:

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


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l182 Clougha Pike from Abbeystead

Wild moorland with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,487ft (453m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l117 Mallowdale Pike and Ward's Stone from Abbeystead

Wild moorland with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:1,960ft (515m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l101 Wolfhole Crag, Mallowdale Pike and Clougha Pike from Abbeystead

Wild moorland with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:17.5ml (28km)
Ascent:2,186ft (666m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l137 Great Hameldon and Hapton from Clowbridge Reservoir

Fine views of Lancashire

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,543ft (470m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l155 White Hill (Forest of Bowland) and Crutchenber Fell (Bowland Knotts) from Cross of Greet Bridge

Terrific views of The Forest of Bowland and The Yorkshire Dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,615ft (492m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l129 Saddle Fell, Paddy's Pole (Fair Snape Fell) and Fiendsdale Head from nr Chipping

High wild moorland - tricky in mist

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,597ft (487m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l125 Whelp Stone Crag and Crutchenber Fell (Bowland Knotts) from Gisburn Forest

Superb moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5mls (16.5km)
Ascent:1,697ft (499m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l106 Swinden Valley from Mereclough

Quiet country paths

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 29 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 31 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 32 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)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk l105 Lad Law (Boulsworth Hill) from Trawden

Lovely walk with one (avoidable) steep climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,749ft (533m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


Walk 38 Walking Bootprint Icon

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)


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 Start Order again



Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain


Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home

Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search
Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain