6 great woodland walks in Lancashire

Spectacular Cliviger George by John Lenehan

Spectacular Cliviger George by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

A selection of walks close to Lancashire’s woodlands and forests. 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.

Hurst Green woodland by Paul Burton

Hurst Green woodland by Paul Burton - Credit: Archant

Longridge Fell

It’s common knowledge that the area around Stonyhurst was an inspiration to JRR Tolkien. Most people take the Tolkien Trail, heading south from Hurst Green in a anti-clockwise circle. We head north, in our clockwise route.

Click here to view the details of the Longridge Fell walk

Roddlesworth Wood by Paul Carroll

Roddlesworth Wood by Paul Carroll - Credit: Archant

Roddlesworth Woods

This very beautiful walk visits the deep wooded valley of Roddlesworth and a Wishing Well then climbs to the airy heights of Darwen Moor and Jubilee Tower.

Click here to view the details of the Tockholes walk

Sunset at Grizedale by John Lenehan

Sunset at Grizedale by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Grizedale Valley

Grizedale forest is one of the finest woodlands in the region, but we head for the Forest of Bowland for a walk in woodland near Scorton.

Click here to view the details of the Billinge walk

The River Ribble near Gisburn by John Lenehan

The River Ribble near Gisburn by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Gisburn Forest

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To those not familiar with Lancashire, Gisburn would be more closely associated with Sherwood Forest, the setting for Robin Hood stories. For us, Gisburn has its own forest, although it’s hard to say whether the fictional character hails from the county.

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Billinge Wood by Carolyn Parkinson

Billinge Wood by Carolyn Parkinson - Credit: Archant

Billinge Woods

You don’t always have to head to the Forest of Bowland to enjoy woodland in this part of the county. Take a walk from Witton Park to Billinge Hill and pass through Billinge Woods.

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The view to Pendle from Thievely Pike by John Lenehan

The view to Pendle from Thievely Pike by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Buckley Wood

Explore the area around Thieveley Pike , an area abundant with woodland. We pass through Buckley Wood on the way up to Dean Scout.

Click here to view the details of the Thieveley Pike walk

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.

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