7 great walks in the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland
PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 January 2015 | UPDATED: 23:14 29 January 2018
A selection of walks near the A59 taking in the beauty of Pendle Hill, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland
Chipping to Parlick Pike circular
Head out from the quaint village of Chipping and explore some rugged terrain in the areas around Fair Snape Fell and Parlick Pike.
Hurst Green and Ribchester
A walk which follows the Ribble Way though the countryside around Ribchester, take a detour from the route to explore Stonyhurst College and the famous Tolkien Trail.
Pendleton to Downham circular
This circuit walk takes in the villages Pendleton, Downham, and Worston, and passes through some of our loveliest countryside and our finest watering holes.
Most people tackle the summit of Pendle Hill from the starting point of Nick of Pendle, which lies just to the south-west of the hill; this walk sets out from Downham which lies to the north-west.
Read, Sabden and Pendle Hill
A walk around that explores the area of wooded, rolling country to the south of Pendle Hill that is bounded by Sabden and Read.
Glorious walking in the fells near Waddington on the southern edge of the Forest of Bowland.
Sawley to Bolton-by-Bowland
Step through Lancashire's heritage on this cricular walk from Sawley to Bolton by Bowland on the eastern edge of the Forest of Bowland.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.