Discover some of the best and less known walks around Lancashire and beyond, along with recommended coffee stops for each. Brought to you by Tom from Lancashire based blogger, Lancashire Lad’s Life.
Weets Hill (6 miles)Located just within the Lancashire border, Weets Hill provides a stunning view of Pendle Hill, Longridge fell, Gisburn and Barnoldswick, with miles upon miles of countryside on display.
Arnside Knott, Cumbria (6 miles)Located just over the Lancashire border, this Arnside Knott walk features sand, sea and the best seat in the house, up on the Knott summit. A popular destination for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike.
Roddlesworth Reservoirs Walk (3 miles)Short, scenic route around Roddlesworth Reservoirs, located in Abbey Village, Lancashire. Start and finish roadside, near the Hare & Hounds pub – a recommended stop for food & drink afterwards.
Estuary Walk, Longton (5.7 miles)Superb flat walk by the river Douglas. Starting in Longton, heading inland through farm fields towards Much Hoole, before looping back to the Dolphin Inn pub. Jobs a good ‘un!
Hoghton Bottoms walk (2.8 miles)Join us on a short walk suitable for families, to a beautiful, hidden viaduct & falls, located down in the village of Hoghton Bottoms. Pop into the dog friendly, Royal Oak Riley Green pub afterwards.
Knott End Walk (4.5 miles)Flat, Lancashire coastal walk featuring parts of the Lancashire coastal way, venturing inland through easily marked paths and farm tracks. A perfect stroll for young families and dog walkers. We love Knott End!
Fairy Steps 6 mile walk, Beetham (Cumbria)Legend has it, a fairy will grant your wish if you manage to climb this narrow, natural stone staircase. Up for the challenge? Beautiful 6 mile walk which has it all; wildlife, stunning views & more.
Pendle Hill (5.6 miles)Starting in beautiful Barley, Lancashire – we begin a short, steep climb up Pendle hill to the trig, before a long, winding descent alongside Ogden Clough, passing Upper and Lower Ogden reservoir on route back to the start.
Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoir WalkBeautiful woodland walk around Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs in Edgworth, Lancashire, with a final stop at the Strawbury Duck for coffee & cake or some proper pub grub!
Warton CragWarton Crag; a short, off-the-grid walk across rough, rugged Lancashire landscape with woodland trails and picture perfect view points throughout.
Garstang Castle Walk (4 miles)A short, scenic, relatively flat walk around Garstang, including parts of the Lancaster canal, Greenhalgh Castle and the Millennium Green Park.
Rivington Pike (4.5 miles)Beautiful walk through Rivington Gardens featuring the Pigeon Tower, on route to Rivington Pike, before descending through more Gardens before discovering the Liverpool Castle replica ruins down by Anglezarke Reservoir.
Longridge Fell (5 miles)Superb woodland walk with stunning views either side of Longridge Fell. Expect boggy conditions on route to the woods, starting on high ground, upon Jeffrey Hill.
Darwen Tower (5 miles)One of the most viewed & known monuments in Lancashire, Darwen Tower can be seen for miles from all directions. This Lancashire walk includes a quick hike up to the Tower, continuing through the moors before descending through Roddlesworth Reservoirs for an extended woodland walk.
River Lune (4 miles)Majestic river lune walk featuring lots of farm life and wildlife with little to no undulation. Expect great views throughout!
Langden Brook Valley (4 miles)Short scenic loop through a remote valley Forest of Bowland valley alongside Langden Brook.
Clougha Pike (5.75 miles)If you love a good fell walk, with a bit of rocky terrain, farm and bird life rolled into one, you’ll likely enjoy a walk up Clougha Pike!
Eaves Wood, Silverdale (3 miles)Discover Eaves Wood, Silverdale, with stops at an abandoned quarry, Arnside Castle and The Pepper Pot viewpoint. Lot’s to cram in for just a 3 mile walk!
Calf Hey Reservoir (5 miles)For our Calf Hey Reservoir walk & Musbury Heights walk, we cover lots of high fell ground and an abandoned quarry, with great views of Lancashire throughout.
Great Hill via Brinscall (6 miles)Charming woodland trails to scenic moorland views, crammed full with nature, what’s not to love about our Great Hill walk!
Hodder Bank Fell (5 miles)Great views and hidden gems, Hodderbank Fell is a peaceful Lancashire walk under 5 miles in the heart of the Forest of Bowland.
Parlick Fell (5 miles)Be prepared for a steep climb from the off up Parlick Fell, rewarded with stunning views of Beacon Fell and Longridge Fell on a clear day.
Nicky Nook (3 miles)Featuring fells, woodlands and water – elements which combine to make this Lancashire walk so attractive. Welcome to Nicky Nook!