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Heritage & Arts Walks

What better way to explore Lancashire's heritage and arts than with a short walk. The walks below include the famous Panopticon sculptures and some of Lancashire's links to the industrial revolution. All are available to download.  

Tolkien Trail

The Tolkien Trail
5 Miles

Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien who regularly stayed at Stonyhurst College in the Ribble Valley. This walk explores the richly beautiful surrounding that inspired him and a number of names which occur in 'The Lord of the Rings' are similar to those found locally.

<<Download Tolkien Trail>>

Singing Ringing Tree

The Wayside Arts Trail featuring the Singing Ringing Tree
8 and 3 miles

The Wayside Arts Trail leads up to Burnley's Panopticon, 'Singing Ringing Tree', at Crown Point. This route gives two walks of 8 and 3 miles.

<<Download the Wayside Arts Trail>>

Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Panopticon Walk
1.5km walk

Circular 1.5km walk featuring the Atom Panopticon

<<Download Wycoller Panopticon Walk>>

Walks to Top O'Slate & Halo Panopticon
4 walks 1-3km

Four short walks in the Rossendale area of Lancashire, including a walk up to the Panopticon, Halo.

<<Download Top O'Slate & Halo Walks>>

Reelers Trail

Reelers Trail
7.5 Miles

The Reelers Trail forms part of the long distance Witton Weavers Way. This walk covers a beautiful rural landscape where historical sites of industry, farming and religion combine to produce a fascinating trail.

<<Download Reelers Trail>>

Weavers Triangle

Beamers Trail
6 miles

The Beamers Trail forms part of the long distance Witton Weavers Way. Beginning in the picturesque Witton Country Park, this is a beautiful walk covering both hill and valley, so some sections are fairly steep.

<<Download the Beamers Trail>>

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Tacklers Trail
9.5 Miles

The Warpers Trail forms part of the long distance Witton Weavers Way and combines woodlands, moorland and spectacular views to make this trail well worth the effort!

<<Download Tacklers Trail>>

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Warpers Trail
8.5 miles

The Warpers Trail forms part of the long distance Witton Weavers Way and combines history, both ancient and modern, water and wildlife, to produce a fascinating walk for everyone.

<<Download Warpers Trail>>

Walking with Witches

Walking with Witches Trail
7.5 Mile Walk

In the shadow of Pendle Hill lie pretty villages, which tell a story of intrigue and witchcraft nearly 400 years old. Follow in the footsteps of the lengendary Pendle witches on this 7.5 mile walk.

<<Download Pendle Witches Trail>>

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Longridge Heritage Trails
1.5-2 miles

Two interesting walks around Longridge that track the village's heritage, from quarrying and textiles to religion and commerce.

<<Download Longridge Heritage Trails>>

Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Circular
4 miles

Discover Padiham and the surrounding countryside on this 4 mile circular walk. The walk includes natural woodlands and views of Gawthorpe Hall.

<<Download the Gawthorpe Circular Walk>>

Blackpool Heritage Walking Trail

Take a trip down memory lane and re-discover the art deco heritage of Blackpool on this walking tour of the town centre. Takes approx 1 hour to complete.

<<Download the Blackpool Heritage Walking Trail>>

Lancaster Heritage Walking Trail

The beautiful city of Lancaster provides a fascinating backdrop for this walking tour of the city centre. Takes approx 1 hour to complete.

<<Download the Lancaster Heritage Walking Trail>>

Pennine Lancashire Heritage Driving Trail

The stunning hills of Pennine Lancashire provide the perfect excuse for a driving tour, calling at a variety of Lancashire’s stately homes, museums and historical attractions.

<<Download the Lancashire Heritage Driving Trail>>

Modern History Driving Trail

Uncover the heart of the industrial revolution as you discover the majestic mills and museums that breathe life into the chronicles of a bygone era with this modern history themed driving trail.

<<Download the Modern History Driving Trail>>

Lancaster Commemorates WW1

Download this guide and find out all about the events and activities taking place in Lancaster to commemorate WW1. The guide all contains a trail with information of relevant war related venues and buildings in the city.

<<Download the Lancaster Commemorates WW1 Trail>>

Forest of Burnley Sculpture Trail

Practice spotting the wildlife by looking for the many woodland sculptures along the route.

<<Download trail>>

Padiham and Gawthorpe Hall
3.5 miles

A three and a half mile walk from Gawthorpe Hall, through woodland, alongside the River Calder and out into the countryside

<<Download route>>

Turton Tower
5 miles

Take a trip to East Lancashire for this walk, starting from the historic Turton Tower. A five-mile walk, taking in the countryside and moorland around Chapeltown, Turton Bottoms and Turton itself.

<<Download the route>>

Clitheroe and Pendleton
5 miles

Discover the bustling market town of Clitheroe and the village of Pendleton on this five-mile route. A circular, two-hour walk from Clitheroe Castle and out into the countryside to the quaint village of Pendleton.

<<Download the route>>

Harle Syke and Briercliffe
3 miles

Explore the woodland and moorland countryside around Harle Syke and Briercliffe, with this three-mile route along sections of the Burnley Way.This walk should take around an hour and a half to complete, but could take longer if the weather has been poor.

<<Download the route>>

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