6 of the best October walks in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 October 2020

Haymaking near Levens, south Kendal by Jane Watson

Haymaking near Levens, south Kendal by Jane Watson

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We looked through our archives to see what we recommended to you in previous years during October. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.

The River Kent by John LenehanThe River Kent by John Lenehan

Levens

October 2019 issue

This walk near the southern edge of the Lake District, takes in the beautiful River Kent, a deer park and the disused section of the Lancaster Canal.

Click here to view the details of the Levens walk

Belmont reservoir by Keith CarterBelmont reservoir by Keith Carter

Great Hill

October 2018 issue

We head for West Pennine Moors for this walk, to the summit of Great Hill which stands at 380 metres, with fine views to the north and west.

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Silverdale from Arnside Knott by Rob McewenSilverdale from Arnside Knott by Rob Mcewen

Silverdale

October 2017 issue

A mixture of everything from sheep cropped salt marsh grass to rocky shoreline, sandy beach, track and road, and a pretty steep descent down Heald Brow.

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Autumn in Downham by Karol GajewskiAutumn in Downham by Karol Gajewski

Pendleton

October 2016 issue

Any compilation of walks to take in Lancashire during October wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Pendle Hill, a place now synonymous with Halloween.

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Mill workers cottages Calder Vale by Keith CarterMill workers cottages Calder Vale by Keith Carter

Calder Vale

October 2014 issue

Head to the western edge of the Forest of Bowland. The highlight of this walk is a fine view to the west, including the scattered conurbation of Garstang, the M6, the River Wyre and the broad coastal plain stretching to the blue line of the sea in the distance.

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Cartford Bridge by Keith CarterCartford Bridge by Keith Carter

St Michael’s on Wyre

October 2013 issue

This part of Lancashire is not known for its walking potential, but this also means that you can enjoy this route in relative peace.

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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. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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