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6 great walks near Burnley

PUBLISHED: 13:05 02 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:07 02 January 2019

The singing tree, Burnley by Scott Chadwick

The singing tree, Burnley by Scott Chadwick

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Fine stately homes, works of modern art, industrial heritage and fantastic views. The countryside surrounding Burnley has walks to suit all tastes.

Towneley Hall by Kirsty ThompsonTowneley Hall by Kirsty Thompson

Towneley Park

0 miles from Burnley

This fairly linear walk starts out from Towneley Park, passing by the Hall and takes you to the famous panopticon, the Singing Ringing Tree, which rewards you with fantastic views of the surrounding area.

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Gorple Stones by John LenehanGorple Stones by John Lenehan

Worsthorne

2 miles from Burnley

Setting off from the centre of Worsthorne, this circular walk will pass by a number of local reservoirs and also a series of little crags called the Gorple Stones.

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Morning frost at Gawthorpe Hall by Kirsty ThompsonMorning frost at Gawthorpe Hall by Kirsty Thompson

Gawthorpe Hall

4 miles from Burnley

Set off from from Padiham Town Hall, and pass by the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall and onto Hagg Wood, before crossing the River Calder and heading home again.

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The view to Pendle from Thievely Pike by John LenehanThe view to Pendle from Thievely Pike by John Lenehan

Thieveley Pike

4 miles from Burnley

This walk also visits the Singing Ringing Tree, but approaches it from the south. Embark from Holme Chapel, tackle Dean Scout and Thieveley Pike.

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Newchurch in Pendle by John LenehanNewchurch in Pendle by John Lenehan

Newchurch-in-Pendle

5 miles from Burnley

The southern edge of Pendle Hill is just a few miles north of Burnley, and there are many options for starting points when exploring the area including: Sabden and Roughlee, this walk sets off from the small village of Newchurch-in-Pendle.

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Martholme Viaduct by John LenehanMartholme Viaduct by John Lenehan

Martholme Viaduct

10 miles from Burnley

Great Harwood is a 20 minute drive from Burnley, but this walk is worth the journey as you take in the Martholme Viaduct, a magnificent feat of engineering that has recently reopened to walkers after 15 years.

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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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