10 great walks near the A59 in Lancashire
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A selection of walks from our archive that begin close to the A59 in Lancashire. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.
The A59 runs right by Tarleton on the other side of the River Douglas, turn into the village at junction opposite St Mary’s Church.
On the other side of the A59 in West Lancashire lies Bretherton. The start of this walk is just a couple of miles away from the turn off at the roundabout.
Brockholes Nature Reserve is also easily accesible for those travelling on the M6. There are number of guided walks, but if you prefer to venture alone, there are acres of spaces to explore and the paths are easy to navigate.
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You should see clear signs for the turning for Ribchester when travelling in both directions on the A59, follow the road, but carry on up the road instead of taking the bridge and you should reach Marles Wood car park.
You set off on this walk from the bus station in the centre of Whalley. The road runs right by the village, so it should only take you a few minutes to get there.
The short drive from the A59 to the centre of the Pendleton is sublime. As you head towards the village, the iconic profile of Pendle Hill comes into view.
One of the largest settlements along the A59, heading to a built up area and in an opposite directon to the AONB might not be the obvious choice. However, there is some fine countyside on the way to Worston.
If you at the map, you may think it’s just an easy turn off to get to Downham from the A59, but you actually have to turn off at Chatburn and take the overpass to reach there.
We are heading into the territory where the road crosses into Yorkshire. In years gone by, reaching Gisburne meant you had travelled over the county border. You actually walk a section of the A59 on this walk.
Another walk close to the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Take the turn off for Bracewell on the A59 and take a left when you reach Barnoldswick, this should take you to Greenberfield Locks.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.