10 great hill walks in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:40 17 April 2019

The path to Darwen Tower by John Lenehan

The path to Darwen Tower by John Lenehan

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Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Lancashire.

Pendle from above Barley by John LenehanPendle from above Barley by John Lenehan

Pendle Hill

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.

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Rivington Pike by Terry RushtonRivington Pike by Terry Rushton

Rivington Pike

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.

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The Singing, Ringing Ttree, Burnley by Scott ChadwickThe Singing, Ringing Ttree, Burnley by Scott Chadwick

Crown Point

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.

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Holcombe Tower by John LenehanHolcombe Tower by John Lenehan

Holcombe Hill

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.

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Jubilee Tower on Darwen Moor by John LenehanJubilee Tower on Darwen Moor by John Lenehan

Darwen Hill

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.

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November Morning on Jeffrey Hill by Karol GajewskiNovember Morning on Jeffrey Hill by Karol Gajewski

Jeffrey Hill

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.

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Nicky Nook by John LenehanNicky Nook by John Lenehan

Nicky Nook

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.

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Walking towards Parlick Fell by Karol GajewskiWalking towards Parlick Fell by Karol Gajewski

Parlick Pike

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.

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Climbing Boulsworth Hill by John LenehanClimbing Boulsworth Hill by John Lenehan

Boulsworth 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.

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Hoghton Tower Hill by John LenehanHoghton Tower Hill by John Lenehan

Billinge Hill

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.

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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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