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West Pennine Moors

Darwen Tower by as Laurence J Yates

Darwen Tower by as Laurence J Yates

Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

West Pennine MoorsMap

Explore beyond the boundaries of historic Lancashire towns from Chorley to Bolton, Ramsbottom to Darwen and you’ll find a hidden gem, the West Pennine Moors. This 90-square-mile area of wild, unspoilt countryside is a rural haven and a perfect contrast to the nearby towns. The best way to discover this diverse patchwork of wildlife-rich moorland with its numerous reservoirs, historic villages and dense woodland is on foot. Numerous walking paths criss-cross the region and there are trails for every experience level. The Darwen Tower Walking Route is just two miles long but when you reach the summit you’re rewarded with spectacular views from Jubilee Tower, which was built at the end of the 1800s to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. More experienced hikers might like the Anglezarke Trail, a 5.5 mile circular route through woods and fields around this picturesque reservoir. Or discover the Rivington Reservoir on a family bike ride around the Rivington Cycle Route, which passes Liverpool Castle, Rivington Hall Barn and Rivington Pike. Other popular activities on the West Pennine Moors include fishing, bird watching and UFO spotting!

    • Where to Stay

      Where to Stay

      There's lots of great places to stay in and around the West Pennine Moors, take a look.

    • Things To Do

      Things To Do

      Take a look at all of the things there is to do around the West Pennine Moors.

    • What's On

      What's On

      There's lots of great places to stay in and around the West Pennine Moors, take a look.

    • Food & Drink

      Food & Drink

      Find great places to eat and drink in and around the West Pennine Moors.

 Tips for Visitors

Blackburn Visitor Centre
Blackburn Market
- 01254 688040 
- Email

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