32AUSTWICK CIRCULAR WALK
This walk from the tiny village of Austwick, less well known than neighbouring Clapham but no less charming, explores two of them with the added bonus of dramatic views of two of the Three Peaks. Take this route of green lanes and field paths and marvel at the dramatic views. 8 mile circular walk. 3 hours. Map: OS OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern and Western.
31WALK ROUND MALHAM TARN
Malham Tarn is the highest lake in England it is over 1.200ft above sea level. The circuit does include some road walking on its western side but the eastern shores and a walk through the woods are lovely. The walk starts at Streetgate. 4½ mile walk. Grid ref: SD 904656. where2walk.co.uk
30EIGHT STILES WALK AROUND LONG PRESTON
The Long Preston walk is known locally as the Eight stiles walk as there are that number on the return.Start on Maypole Green in the village of Long Preston. Initially on country lanes then mostly tracks and footpaths, some across fields. 2 mile easy walk. Grid Ref: SD 834582. where2walk.co.uk
29RIBBLEHEAD – Short Walk
The Ribblehead viaduct is one of the most impressive engineering projects in England. It is also sat in wonderful scenery and this short Ribblehead walk will do it full justice. The extension to Blea Moor tunnel only adds to it. Excellent walking on clear paths throughout. Mainly flat. 5 mile easy walk. Grid Ref SD 766793. where2walk.co.uk
28SKIPTON CIRCULAR WALK
This long circular walk around Skipton makes use of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and the long distance Dales High Way to take you on a tour of the area. It’s a varied route with some easy waterside walking followed by a challenging hill climb on the southern edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. 11 miles. gps-routes.co.uk for details.
27SKIPTON CASTLE AND WOODS
The walk through Skipton Castle and Woods is a pleasant way to get a feel for medieval times without going far. The walk climbs a little in the woods and returns over the fields with good views over the town. Easy 2 mile walk with uphill sections. Grid Ref: SD 988518. where2walk.co.uk
26SKIPTON MOOR VIA LOW BRADLEY
A super walk contrasting a lovely section of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with the sweeping views and fine summit of Skipton Moor. Parking at Waterfront car park, Skipton. 7.6 miles. myyorkshiredales.co.uk
25SELECTION OF 5 WALKS IN MALHAMDALE
Walk 1, Malham Landscape spectacular 4.5 miles. Walk 2, Malham Cove, Dry Valley, Malham Tarn and Pikedaw 7.6 miles. Walk 3, Janets Foss, Weets Top, Calton, Airton and Hanlith, 8 miles. Walk 4, Malham, Kirkby Malham, Airton, Hanlith, 5.6 miles. Walk 5 Malham, Hanlith, Kirkby Malham, Accraplatts, Malham, 3.6 miles. Up to date route information. malhamdale.com/brochure
243 MILE LANCASTER WALK
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Lancaster Canal. The canal was only recently connected to the national waterway network via the Ribble Link in 2002. Spending the majority of its life in isolation, it has developed its own unique character. Discover the Lancaster Canal and the historic city of Lancaster on this interesting walk. Start point: The Three Mariners pub, Bridge Lane, LA1 1EE, end point: Westfield War Memorial Village Gates, West Road, LA1 5PE. discoveringbritain.org
23GARGRAVE TO SKIPTON WALK
Some of the best open countryside anywhere on England’s canal network. A walk following the lock free summit of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, with Gargrave’s lock 31 the last lock for 17 miles. This is idyllic England. 5 miles walk. Start Gargrave OS Grid Ref: SD934545, finish Skipton Basin OS Grid Ref: SD988516. canalrivertrust.org.uk
22BRONTES IN PENDLE CIRCULAR WALK
8 mile circular walk starting from The Trawden Arms and The Old Rock Cafe in Trawden. The full walk takes you to the summit of Boulsworth Hill so be prepared for uneven paths in this remote landscape. We use an old moorland pack horse trail before dropping down to the hamlet of Wycoller with its Brontë associations. We return to Trawden through the attractive farmed landscape of Trawden Forest. visitlancashire.com for route.
21BOLTON-LE-SANDS FROM CARNFORTH
Market St, Carnforth.
This is an easy walk along the towpath to the pleasant village of Bolton-le-Sands, returning along quiet, flower rich lanes and tracks. 4.5 miles. visitlancashire.com for route.
20RAMBLE FROM WORDEN PARK
Worden Park, Leyland.
Commencing from the main car park off Worden Lane. 3 mile circular walk. Scale 1:25000 OS Explorer (286) Series. visitlancashire.com for route.
19HAWORTH TO BRONTE WATERFALL
The walk starts off from Main Street and is approximately 2¾ miles long, most of the walk is on reasonable footpaths, as you get near to the Bronte waterfall, it can be muddy in parts and there are some uneven steps. for details. haworth-village.org.uk.
18HAWORTH MOOR CIRCULAR
Starting at Penistone Hill Country Park this invigorating walk sweeps through the wild moorland and heather which was an inspiration for the Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The route includes views of Top Withins and the surrounding moors and the Bronte Waterfall. 5 miles. yorkshirewaterwalks.
This route starts at our free Swinsty Moor car park (LS21 2NP), A relatively gentle walk, this route encircles the beautiful Fewston Reservoir in the charming Washburn Valley. Crossing over Fewston embankment, you’re spoilt for choice as you’re presented with spectacular views over Fewston Reservoir and down the valley across Swinsty Reservoir. 4 miles. Download route. yorkshirewaterwalks.
16HERITAGE WALK – Twelve Apostles & Beyond
Starting at White Wells car park this walk takes about two and a half hours. Climbing to the highest point on the Moor, the walk includes areas of archaeological and geological interest. Download the full guide. ilkleymoor.org
15HERITAGE WALK – White Wells Moorland
Darwen Gardens Car Park, Ilkley.
The area of the moor above Ilkley has a great variety of landscape and habitat. This walk takes you from Darwen Gardens on to the high moor, with wide views across Ilkley and the Wharfe Valley. The walk takes about two hours and is on reasonable paths, although there will be muddy areas in wet weather. Download the full guide. ilkleymoor.org
New Bridge, Ilkley.
This pleasant, easy access 3 mile walk is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, with good paths on both sides of the river. If you start at the New Bridge, go through the Riverside Gardens to the Old Bridge then, along the other side, head downstream, crossing the road at the New Bridge, and on to the footbridge at Crumwheel. Return to Ilkley on the bank nearest the town, the south bank. ilkleymoor.org
13DARWEN TOWER WALK
A West Pennine Moors Trail circular walk takes in some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from Darwen Moors. Darwen Tower was built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. 2 mile walk. Steep ascent/descent. Full guide. visitlancashire.com
Town Hall, Padiham.
The walk starts at Padiham Town Hall in the centre of the town. Discover Padiham and the surrounding countryside on this four mile circular walk. The walk includes natural woodlands and views of Gawthorpe Hall.visitpadiham.co.uk/walks
11PENDLE HILL FROM BARLEY GREEN
This Lancashire route in the Forest of Bowland starts from the attractive village of Barley Green and climbs to the summit of Pendle Hill using the direct route. Relish in the beautiful surroundings on this five mile walk and be rewarded with spectacular views at the top. walkingbritain.co.uk
10THE TOLKIEN TRAIL IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JRR TOLKIEN
Hurst Green, Ribble Valley.
Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien who regularly stayed at Stonyhurst College in the Ribble Valley. This five and a half mile walk explores the richly beautiful surroundings that inspired him and a number of names which occur in The Lord of the Rings are similar to those found locally. 5 mile circular walk starting and finishing at Hurst Green. For route. ribblevalley.gov.uk
9WALKING WITH WITCHES TRAIL
In the shadow of Pendle Hill lie pretty villages, which tell a story of intrigue and witchcraft nearly 400 years old. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Pendle Witches on this seven and a half mile walk. Download route visitlancashire.com
8LANCASHIRE CHEESE WALK
The Green Man, Inglewhite.
This walk explores the ‘Lancashire milk fields’. Find out about the cows that produce our milk, the farmers who look after them and the traditional Lancashire cheese makers. 6 mile circular walk starting and finishing in the village of Inglewhite. discoveringbritain.org
7HESKETH WITH BECCONSALL HERITAGE TRAIL
The trail begins at Booths Supermarket, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank.
Enjoy a varied and interesting 4 mile walk within the village and surrounding countryside providing abundant historical interest in a pleasant rural setting. Moderate. visitseftonandwestlancs.co.uk
6AIRA FORCE GLENCOYNE FARM TRAIL
Glencoyne car park, CA11 0QT.
Take this circular walk and experience the most stunning scenery as you explore one of our largest hill farms in the Lakes. 3 miles moderate circular walk will take around 2 hours. The English Lakes, No 5. nationaltrust.org.uk/aira-force
5FULL ESTATE WALK AT SPEKE HALL
Speke Hall, The Walk, Liverpool.
Explore the full Speke Hall estate and take in the fine views of the Wirral, North Wales and even Liverpool’s city centre skyline. The trees are home to a fantastic variety of wildlife who call Speke Hall home. 1.8 miles. 1 hour. nationaltrust.org.uk/spekehall
The Sizergh estate is awash with orange and reds in the autumn. The estate offers plenty of options for walks, runs or cycle rides. Some highlights include the route along the river Kent, with the dramatic old gunpowder works, or the walk to Sizergh Fell, which in the autumn provides the ideal viewpoint from where to admire the beautiful woodland colours and the snow covered Lakeland fells. nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh
3AIRA FORCE AND GOWBARROW TRAIL
Near Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11.
Experience Aira Force at its best as you head towards the thunderous roar of the 65ft waterfalls. Pass through woodland with lush green ferns and evergreen specimen conifers that tower over open glades. Then, emerge from the confines of the gorge to enjoy expansive views over Ullswater from the summit of Gowbarrow. Moderate. 4.5 miles. Map Landranger 90, Explorer OL5.
2CURIOUS ABOUT MANCHESTER
Have fun discovering Manchester with two self guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. This event is fantastic for families. it’s a great way to explore, discover & enjoy Manchester, fantasticforfamilies.com
1WALKS AND TRAILS
Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton.
Whether you wander beside the river, cross the exposed purple heights of the heather moorland or explore the woodland nature trails, there is something for everyone. Bolton Abbey Village to Cavendish Pavilion, 2 miles, Cavendish Pavilion to Barden Bridge, 4.7 miles, Bolton Abbey to Hare Head, 7 miles.boltonabbey.com