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There are few things more refreshing than a good walk in the great outdoors, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best walks in Lancashire! Whether you're looking for the most scenic dog walks in Lancashire or a gentle stroll, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

So, get your walking shoes on and get ready to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes the county has to offer - from walks in the Forest of Bowland, known for being an area of outstanding natural beauty - to Pendle Way!

1. The Pendle Way Walk

Running from Pendle Hill to West Bradford, the Pendle Way Walk is a great spot for a day out with the family, or even just a leisurely walk. The route takes you through some of Lancashire's most beautiful countryside, including forests, moors and valleys. This Lancashire walk is also a great route for dog walking, so you can bring your furry friend along for the adventure. Best of all, the entire route is around 45 miles long, making it the perfect choice for a longer walk or day hike.


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2. The West Pennine Way

The West Pennine Way is a stunning long-distance walk in Lancashire that runs for 50 miles from Darwen to Horwich in Greater Manchester. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful views of the countryside and the West Pennine Moors. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, making it the perfect choice for a leisurely walk or an adventurous hike. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a casual walker, you're sure to enjoy the incredible scenery of the West Pennine Way.


3. The Rossendale Way - Circular Lancashire Walk

The Rossendale Way is a circular walk in Lancashire that takes in some of the best views of the Rossendale Valley. Starting from Waterfoot, the route takes in Helmshore Mills Textile Museum and Haslingden Grane before heading back to the beach. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning scenery and maybe even spot some wildlife. Whether you're a keen walker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, the Rossendale Way is perfect for all abilities and the whole family.


4. The Lancaster Canal Walk

If you're looking for a scenic walk or a day out exploring, the Lancaster Canal Walk is a great option. This epic canal is over 40 miles long and winds its way through the Lancashire countryside. Along the way, you'll see plenty of picturesque scenery and maybe even spot some wildlife. The canal is also popular with boaters and fishermen, so there's always something to see. What's more, you can even bring the doggo along, this is a dog-friendly Lancashire walking route.



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5. The Forest of Bowland Walks

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet, the Forest of Bowland is the perfect walking spot. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) encompasses 300 square miles of countryside, with plenty of walking trails to explore. The Trough of Bowland is a particularly popular spot for walking, offering plenty of challenging routes to try. So why not head to the Forest of Bowland for a peaceful break in the great outdoors?

There you have it - our list of some of the best walks in Lancashire! Whichever you choose, you’re sure to find some beautiful scenery and fresh air in Lancashire. So get your walking boots on! What’s more, all of our suggestions can be accessed via our network, so you can leave the stress of driving behind and relax on your great day out. Book yout train tickets ahead of time to save up to 65% off!

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