10 great hill walks in Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:40 17 April 2019
Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Lancashire.
They are many ways to tackle Lancashire's most famous summit as you can see here, but this particular walk commences at Barley which is probably the starting point for most of the walks in the area.
One of the finest viewpoints in the county, it's plain to see why this was chosed as a location for a warning beacon. Explore the remnnants of the Lever estate before heading to the summit that stands at over 1,000 feet.
You may only know Crown Point in Burnley for its famous Singing, Ringing Tree, but even before the addition of this structure this summit has fantastic views of East Lancashire and the Pennines.
The centre-piece of this hike near Ramsbottom is the Peel Tower, which stands at 1100 ft on Holcombe Hill, the views are stunning over the Rossendale moors and out as far as the Peak District.
This very beautiful walk visits the deep wooded valley of Roddlesworth and a Wishing Well then climbs to the airy heights of the Darwen Moors and a Tower.
Explore the area around Longridge Fell, start out from Jeffrey Hill and ascend to the top of Spire Hill and enjoy a panorama from Beacon Fell to the Trough of Bowland.
Scorton is the gateway to the Bowland Fells and the famous Trough of Bowland, head out from here to explore the 215 metre hill called Nicky Nook.
Head out from the popular village of Chipping before heading to the summits of Fair Snape Fell with views over the Bowland Fells, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the whole Lancashire coastline, Wales and Anglesey and then Parlick Pike with views of Longridge Fell and the Ribble Valley towards Pendle Hill.
Boulsworth Hill's summit at 1,695 feet above sea level is only 131ft lower than Pendle Hill, but is often overlooked in favour of its more faous neighbour, but one thing they do have in common is the magnificent views.
Head off from Witton Park and explore a section of the Witton Weavers' Way. before heading towards the 246-metre-high wooded Billinge Hill and pass by the famous Hoghton Tower.