Walking in Lancashire

Walking in Lancashire

40 walks throughout the county including the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley

Mark Sutcliffe


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Offering 40 day walks in Lancashire, this guidebook explores the often-overlooked regions of Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and West Pennine Moors. With walks ranging from low-level valley trails to higher hill routes, this guidebook offers plenty of year-round walking options for active families and committed hikers alike. The walks are accessible from a range of nearby villages, towns and cities including Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster and Clitheroe. Lancashire showcases some of the most varied walking in the UK, featuring the wide expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland AONB and limestone fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. These walks travel along green valleys, gritstone moors and untamed hillsides to explore remnants of Lancashire's rich history: The War of the Roses, the Pendle witch trials and the industrial heritage of the West Pennine Moors. Providing detailed route description and clear OS mapping for all 40 walks, this guidebook includes an introduction full of information about the area including accommodation, transport and access. The appendices contain a route summary table to help you plan your days out, while each walk offers notes on wildlife, history, geology and available refreshments.


Mark Sutcliffe:
An experienced outdoor writer and editor, Mark Sutcliffe is a former editor of Country Walking and Lakeland Walker magazines and an occasional contributor to some of the UKs leading outdoor magazines including Countryfile, Landscape and Trail. Mark has explored extensively in the UK and Europe on foot and has in-depth knowledge of the Forest of Bowland, where he spends much of his spare time hiking, bird watching and taking pictures. He completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in 2016, raising funds for dementia research.