Lancashire has some very picturesque walks through the Forest of Bowland, Pendle Hill and stretching out to the coastline. There is a lot of variety from the flat paths leading around the Fylde coast to the hills and fells which lead out towards the Peak District and up to the Lake District fells.
Woodland Walks The Forest of Bowland has some stunning woodland walks. Full of wildlife you can spend hours just walking the paths. Gisburn Forest is another woodland that is equally as stunning. It is also home to some amazing mountain bike trails. These are identified on the map in the car park, so if you are walking it is best to keep off the mountain bike tracks and stay to the footpaths.
Rivers & Reservoirs
In Lancashire there are lots of rivers and reservoirs to visit. Some are easily accessible with some nice footpaths and others are a bit more of a scramble to get there.
Walks around Hurstwood
Hurstwood is a stunning location for a walk around the Burnley area. There is a nice car park although a little bumpy. The path leading out of the car park brings you straight into the Hurstwood Forest. It is a gorgeous Lancashire Woodland that is great for woodland photography. There is a main path leading through the forest out to Hurstwood Reservoir where there is a nice footpath all the way around the reservoir. It is great for dog walking, but there is a section where you will need to keep you dog on a lead.
When you get to Hurstwood Reservoir, there are plenty of different hiking and walking paths to take. You can turn right
which will take you over to Cant Clough Reservoir. Another stunning location. From here you can see right down through the valley into Cliviger and the Singing Ringing Tree at Crown Point in the far distance.
Keep walking past Cant Clough Reservoir will take you through some very unique landscapes and onto Sheddon Clough. Here you will see The Hushings, "A lunar landscape shaped by humans and reclaimed by nature"
The Hushings - Lancashire
This unusual moon-like landscape hides stories from the past. The area was once a hive of industrial activity during the 17th and 18th centuries when opencast limestone mining was carried out.
Heading over to Widdop Reservoir
From Hurstwood there is a nice walk which takes you over the Lancashire Moors into Yorkshire and Widdop Reservoir. On the way you will pass through Gorple Rocks and Gorple Reservoir high up on the Lancashire moors. From here you can see all the way over to Pendle Hill back in Lancashire and in the opposite direction, Studley Pike over in Todmorden area. As Widdop Reservoir is not really in Lancashire, we will leave it there, but there are some stunning walks around Widdop with some nice rocky cliffs giving some great vantage points over the area.
Hurstwood to Boulsworth Hill
This is a nice walk which is approx. 12 miles in total. You can park at Hurstwood car park and head up past Hurstwood Reservoir. Keep going up the hill past the reservoir along the bridleway. At the top where the path takes a sharp right turn, approx. 100m along you will see a style and footpath on the left. This path will take you up onto the Lancashire Moors and on to Boulsworth Hill. From the top of Boulsworth Hill you can see right through the Pendle valley and over to Pendle Hill.
There are some awesome photography walks in Lancashire and the surrounding areas. This is just a handful of area to explore.
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