10 great riverside walks in and around Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 23 May 2018
There are few finer thing than exploring the countryside surrounding the many rivers situated across the county.
Set off from Scorton and follow a woodland path beside the river while discoring the area known as Wyresdale.
Cross the Ribble on two old bridges: Mitton Bridge and Edisford Bridge. Go past one of the county’s fine old private houses, Great Mitton Hall.
The River Hodder rises in the Bowland Fells and feeds into the mighty Stocks Reservoir near Slaidburn as a stream and leaves it as a river.
The tidal Douglas, or Asland as it was once known, rises on Winter Hill, and flows into the Ribble. This walk explores the riverside around Hesketh Bank.
Explore the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, made famous for riverside landmarks such as Devil’s Bridge and Ruskin’s View.
The River Calder souces in the Pennines and runs straight through the village of Calder Vale on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.
Wenning is an Old English word meaning dark stream, this walk explores the area between Low and High Bentham, a mile or so apart beside the River Wenning.
Start out at Riley Green and explore the River Darwen and then pass the famous Hoghton Tower.
The river Kent rises above Kentmere Reservoir in the eastern Lakes and makes its way into Morecambe Bay, this riverside walk through Kendal which takes in a castle, a ski slope and a remarkable number of bridges
This very beautiful walk visits the deep wooded valley of Roddlesworth and a Wishing Well then climbs to the airy heights of Darwen Moors and a Tower.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.