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10 great riverside walks in and around Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 23 May 2018

Cromwell and Lower Hodder Bridges by John Lenehan

Cromwell and Lower Hodder Bridges by John Lenehan

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There are few finer thing than exploring the countryside surrounding the many rivers situated across the county.

River Wyre by Keith CarterRiver Wyre by Keith Carter

River Wyre

Set off from Scorton and follow a woodland path beside the river while discoring the area known as Wyresdale.

Click here to view the details of the Wyresdale walk

Edisford Bridge on the River Ribble by John LenehanEdisford Bridge on the River Ribble by John Lenehan

River Ribble

Cross the Ribble on two old bridges: Mitton Bridge and Edisford Bridge. Go past one of the county’s fine old private houses, Great Mitton Hall.

Click here to view the details of the Mitton walk

Cromwell's Bridge, Great Mitton by Peter WoodsCromwell's Bridge, Great Mitton by Peter Woods

River Hodder

The River Hodder rises in the Bowland Fells and feeds into the mighty Stocks Reservoir near Slaidburn as a stream and leaves it as a river.

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River Douglas at the Douglas Boatyard by Keith CarterRiver Douglas at the Douglas Boatyard by Keith Carter

River Douglas

The tidal Douglas, or Asland as it was once known, rises on Winter Hill, and flows into the Ribble. This walk explores the riverside around Hesketh Bank.

Click here to view the details of the Hesketh Bank walk

River Lune, Kirkby Lonsdale by Marie IonRiver Lune, Kirkby Lonsdale by Marie Ion

River Lune

Explore the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, made famous for riverside landmarks such as Devil’s Bridge and Ruskin’s View.

Click here to view the details of the Kirkby Lonsdale walk

Long Row, Calder Vale by Robert J. DuckLong Row, Calder Vale by Robert J. Duck

River Calder

The River Calder souces in the Pennines and runs straight through the village of Calder Vale on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.

Click here to view the details of the Calder Vale walk

River Wenning Weir by Keith CarterRiver Wenning Weir by Keith Carter

River Wenning

Wenning is an Old English word meaning dark stream, this walk explores the area between Low and High Bentham, a mile or so apart beside the River Wenning.

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Bridge at Hoghton Bottoms by Tony SingletonBridge at Hoghton Bottoms by Tony Singleton

River Darwen

Start out at Riley Green and explore the River Darwen and then pass the famous Hoghton Tower.

Click here to view the details of the Hoghton walk

Bridges over the River Kent by Keith CarterBridges over the River Kent by Keith Carter

River Kent

The river Kent rises above Kentmere Reservoir in the eastern Lakes and makes its way into Morecambe Bay, this riverside walk through Kendal which takes in a castle, a ski slope and a remarkable number of bridges

Click here to view the details of the Kendal walk

Roddlesworth Woods by Michael HoyleRoddlesworth Woods by Michael Hoyle

River Roddlesworth

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

Click here to view the details of the Roddlesworth 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.

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