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