10 great hill walks in Lancashire

The path to Darwen Tower by John Lenehan

The path to Darwen Tower by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Lancashire.

Pendle from above Barley by John Lenehan

Pendle from above Barley by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Pendle Hill
They are many ways to tackle Lancashire’s most famous summit as you can see here, but this particular walk commences at Barley which is probably the starting point for most of the walks in the area.
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Rivington Pike by Terry Rushton

Rivington Pike by Terry Rushton - Credit: Archant

Rivington Pike
One of the finest viewpoints in the county, it’s plain to see why this was chosed as a location for a warning beacon. Explore the remnants of the Lever estate before heading to the summit that stands at over 1,000 feet.
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An intrepid walker at the second Wards Stone trig point

An intrepid walker at the second Wards Stone trig point - Credit: John Lenehan

Ward's Stone 
At 561 m, Ward's Stone is the highest hill in the Forest of Bowland. This circular walk from the southern side of Ward’s Stone encompasses the summit.
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Clougha Pike.

Clougha Pike. - Credit: John Lenehan

Clougha Pike
Clougha Pike is a magnificent hill overlooking Lancaster and Morecambe Bay, we tackle the 413m summit from Littledale in the north.
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The Singing, Ringing Ttree, Burnley by Scott Chadwick

The Singing, Ringing Ttree, Burnley by Scott Chadwick - Credit: Archant

Crown Point
You may only know Crown Point in Burnley for its famous Singing, Ringing Tree, but even before the addition of this structure this summit has fantastic views of East Lancashire and the Pennines.
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Holcombe Tower by John Lenehan

Holcombe Tower by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Holcombe Hill
The centre-piece of this hike near Ramsbottom is the Peel Tower, which stands at 1100 ft on Holcombe Hill, the views are stunning over the Rossendale moors and out as far as the Peak District.
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Jubilee Tower on Darwen Moor by John Lenehan

Jubilee Tower on Darwen Moor by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Darwen Hill
This very beautiful walk visits the deep wooded valley of Roddlesworth and a Wishing Well then climbs to the airy heights of the Darwen Moors and a Tower.
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November Morning on Jeffrey Hill by Karol Gajewski

November Morning on Jeffrey Hill by Karol Gajewski - Credit: Archant

Jeffrey Hill
Explore the area around Longridge Fell, start out from Jeffrey Hill and ascend to the top of Spire Hill and enjoy a panorama from Beacon Fell to the Trough of Bowland.
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Walking towards Parlick Fell by Karol Gajewski

Walking towards Parlick Fell by Karol Gajewski - Credit: Archant

Parlick Pike
Head out from the popular village of Chipping before heading to the summits of Fair Snape Fell with views over the Bowland Fells, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the whole Lancashire coastline, Wales and Anglesey and then Parlick Pike with views of Longridge Fell and the Ribble Valley towards Pendle Hill.
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Climbing Boulsworth Hill

Climbing Boulsworth Hill - Credit: Archant

Boulsworth Hill
Boulsworth Hill’s summit at 1,695 feet above sea level is only 131ft lower than Pendle Hill, but is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbour, but one thing they do have in common is the magnificent views.
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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.