6 great walks near Clitheroe

PUBLISHED: 09:55 15 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:55 15 October 2019

Clitheroe Castle against backdrop of Pendle Hill by Suzie Coulburn

Clitheroe Castle against backdrop of Pendle Hill by Suzie Coulburn

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There are many reasons to visit Clitheroe, its location in between the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill make it a perfect base for a walking breaking.

Cromwell and Lower Hodder Bridges by John LenehanCromwell and Lower Hodder Bridges by John Lenehan

River Hodder and River Ribble

1 mile from Clitheroe

A circular walk that takes in sections of both the Hodder and Ribble rivers, the starting point is the Edisford Bridge, which just on the outskirts of Clitheroe.

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Walking to Worston by Karol GajewskiWalking to Worston by Karol Gajewski

Worston

2 miles from Clitheroe

Leave Clitheroe via Chatburn Road and head towards Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve, and then onto Worston and close to the edge of Pendle Hill.

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Morning on Waddington Fell by Karol GajewskiMorning on Waddington Fell by Karol Gajewski

Waddington

2 miles from Clitheroe

Set off from the pretty village of Waddington and head north to explore the edges of the Forest of Bowland. Make the ascent up Tittrington Brow and explore Waddington Fell.

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Autumn in Downham by Karol GajewskiAutumn in Downham by Karol Gajewski

Pendleton

2 miles from Clitheroe

The Pendleton Downham Circle takes place in the shadow of the iconic Pendle Hill, passing by Clitheroe on the return leg.

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Chatburn by John LenehanChatburn by John Lenehan

Chatburn and Grindleton

3 miles from Clitheroe

The pretty Chatburn Village Church is the starting point for this walk that heads west towards Grindleton, taking in sections of the River Ribble and West Bradford Bridge.

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Whalley from the Nab by John LenehanWhalley from the Nab by John Lenehan

Whalley

4 miles from Clitheroe

Set off from the north west gatehouse of Whalley Abbey and on towards the Nick of Pendle and Sabden.

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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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