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Middle Distance Walks

Explore Lancashire with these middle distance walks all over 5 miles in distance. All can be downloaded below.



Pendle Hill

Great Eccleston - Farmers Arms

Blackburn - Oyster & Otter

Pendle Hill Walk

7.5 miles, Great Eccleston

8 miles, Blackburn

5 miles, Pendle

This 7.5 miles walk allows you to explore the countryside around Great Eccleston and the Wyre area. Visit the Farmers Arms before or after your walk to enjoy
log fires or courtyard sunshine, whatever the weather it's the perfect place to relax and kick off your boots.

Download this walk and work up and appetite exploring the West Pennine Moors. Afterwards reward yourself (or before) with a delicious meal at the award winning Oyster & Otter.

The iconic walk between Barley, over Pendle Hill, to Downham.


 Walking in Lancashire

 Walking in Lancashire

Caton nr Lancaster - Fenwick Arms

Warpers Trail

Beamers Trail

8 miles, Caton near Lancaster 8.5 miles, Blackburn with Darwen 6 miles, Blackburn with Darwen

A varied, eight-mile circular walk, offering stunning views along the way and from Caton Moor.

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.

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.

Singing Ringing Tree


Leeds Liverpool Canal

The Wayside Arts Trail

The Limestone Link

Foulridge Beating The Bounds

3-8 miles, Burnley

Approx 13 miles

8 miles, Pendle

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.

The Limestone Link guides you through the linestone country of South Cumbria: over the low wooded hills of the Arnside area, across the flat open mosses between Hale and Holme and over the rocky fells of Clawthorpe and Hutton Roof approx 13 miles.

An 8 mile walk which takes in a variety of landscapes from the gentle setting of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal reservoirs to remote upland with spectacular views of the surrounding area.


 Walking in Lancashire


Blackburn and Witton Country Park

Calder Vale Walk: Three Parishes

Royal Geographical Society Lancashire Cheese Walk

7 miles, Blackburn

12 miles, Wyre

Up to 6 miles

A varied walk starting in the Heart of blackburn, before heading out to the countryside of Witton Park via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

A 12 mile walk in the Forest of Bowland, taking in the Wyre villages of Oakenclough, Calder Vale and Bleasdale.

Explore the area just north of Preston, known as the Lancashire Milk fields on this 6 mile circular walk starting and finishing in the village of Inglewhite.

Dunsop Bridge

Queen Street Mill

Journey through the Centre of the Kingdom

The Burnley Way

A Birds Eye View of Morecambe Bay

3-7 miles, Forest of Bowland

5-8 miles, Burnley

8-10 miles, Morecambe Bay

A 75km (46 mile) walk through 1,000 years of history in the beautiful Ribble Valley.

A 40 mile adventure from industrial heritage, along waterways, through fields, parks, old farms and Forest of Burnley woodlands to the wild South Pennine Moors.

One day itinerary - involves walking and cycling


Barley and Black Moss

Cobbles, Clay & Corned Beef Hash

Exploring the River Wyre




This route starts from Barley Mow pub and takes the walker by Lower and Upper Black Moss Reservoirs and up to Wheathead Height with the oprion of visiting the Pendle Sculpture Trail near the end.

One day itinerary - involves walking

Two day itinerary - involves walking and cycling

Lune Valley Tour

Romans and Hobbits

Tramping around Chipping & Wyresdale

One day itinerary - involves walking and cycling

Two day itinerary - involves walking and cycling

Two day itinerary - involves walking and cycling

Vintage Leyland

Walking With Witches

West Lancashire Wildlife Wonders

One day itinerary - involves walking

Two day itinerary - involves walking

Two day itinerary - involves walking

Wild at Art - Lytham St Annes

Wyre Estuary Explorer

Clitheroe From the Past to the Present

One day itinerary - involves walking and cycling

One day itinerary - involves walking and cycling

One Day Itinerary - involves walking and cycling

Climbing Pendle Hill

Wetlands and Waterways Route

Yellowhammer Route

Pendle Three Peaks - 5, 6 and 8 miles

14.5 mile walk - The area around this walking route has some of the flattest land in West Lancashire. Pretty cottages, nature reserves and quaint waterside pubs are just some of the things you can see along the way.
There is some interesting architecture and wonderful wildlife and visitor attractions to discover.

7 mile walk - The trail starts and finishes at Ormskirk railway or bus station and takes you through the historic town centre and out to the rolling countryside, boasting stunning views of Lancashire and beyond.

Gloriously varied and unspoilt countryside awaits those who walk Pendle's own 'Three Peaks'. Ideal for a long weekend, Pendle, Boulsworth and Weets Hills offer three enjoyable walks in this undiscovered corner of Lancashire.

Further information

For more walks in the Forest of Bowland AONB visit

And for yet more walking routes in Lancashire try

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