Region: North West England

'Our Region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities.'

Category North West
Description from

U3A Regions

Visits to the Website688
Views of 'Full' Record1151

'The Club was formed in 1931 and caters for all ages and walking abilities. Over the years it has grown to a membership of 200 approximately, with a variety of walks graded, strolling, easy & moderate / strenuous.'

Category Tameside
Visits to the Website1067
Views of 'Full' Record4213

'Established in 1930, and currently has over 350 members. A private coach is operated every Sunday to deliver members into the heart of the English Lake District. Members are offered a choice of 3 walks to suit their own capabilities ...'

Visits to the Website949
Views of 'Full' Record1583

'Discover Barrow on Foot, a selection of walking leaflets are available here for you to download ...'

Visits to the Website847
Views of 'Full' Record1765

'At the heart of the industrial revolution, the northwest rose to lead the world as a centre of innovation, power and trade. Discover that legacy, the seaside resorts once built for city workers, and the wealth of diverse communities in the region today. Bask in the stunning beauty of the Lake District and find out how it came about. Wander through picturesque Pennine villages and across open moorland.'

Category North West
Visits to the Website706
Views of 'Full' Record1266

Opened 2018: ‘The reserve is approximate 90 acres with lots of protected wildlife including rare birds and deer ... complementing the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ... The scenic Nature Reserve is now open to both our guests and to the general public’.

Category South Lakeland
Size (acreage)90
Starting fromMilnthorpe
Description from

Pure Leisure

Visits to the Website68
Views of 'Full' Record172

'The origins of "Footprints Walking Club" can be traced back to the Summer of 1987 when a group of walkers met on a holiday in the Lake District and decided to organise a "reunion" weekend. This led to more weekends being arranged and gradually programmes of day walks as well.'

Category North West
Visits to the Website657
Views of 'Full' Record1614

'Author and illustrator of practical guides for the modern environmentally-inspired walker.'

Visits to the Website856
Views of 'Full' Record1536

Details of Walks - usually held once per month on Saturdays - around and about the North West of England. ALERT The North West Branch does not now seem to be cited, as such.

Visits to the Website411
Views of 'Full' Record858

'Rambling, mainly in Northern England.' Details of over 100 walks.

Category North West
Description from

Graham Dean

Visits to the Website846
Views of 'Full' Record1561

'The Friday Walking group (formally known as the Life Long Learning Walking Group or LLL), originated as a self help group in which people come together to share experience, knowledge, and interests on a variety of topics, one of which was walking. The Ormskirk Friday Walking Group is now just a walking group.'

Category West Lancashire
Starting fromOrmskirk
Visits to the Website548
Views of 'Full' Record1855

'Has been active for well over 100 years, promoting the interests of public footpath users in the North Midlands and North West of England. We monitor, protect, and improve the footpath network for the benefit of all.'

Category North West
Visits to the Website988
Views of 'Full' Record4280

'Explore the sandy estuary of the River Duddon with the backdrop of Lake District mountains in this National Trust run nature reserve in Cumbria ... The reserve is located just a few miles north of Barrow-in-Furness on the Cumbria Coastal Way. If you have time you could continue your walk along this super walkway north to Askam-in-Furness or south to Barrow-in-Furness.

Distance (miles)4
Starting fromSandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Description from

GPS Cycle & Walking Routes

Visits to the Website861
Views of 'Full' Record1276

'Over the years, the club has established a format that has resulted in many enjoyable walks. With several decades of experience, the club knows some fantastic locations that you may never think about visiting! The club has approximately 100 members, many of whom are regular walkers with the club. Membership is fairly evenly split between the sexes, with ages ranging from children to over 80's.'

Category Blackpool
Visits to the Website728
Views of 'Full' Record1658

'Transpennine is a large and highly active GOC group based in the North of England. Our region encompasses a vast swathe of fascinating and diverse landscape stretching coast to coast from Lancashire & Cheshire in the west to Yorkshire in the east and taking in much of the Pennines, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors plus all the lesser-known vales and hills in between and including Greater Manchester & Merseyside ...'

Category North West
Visits to the Website643
Views of 'Full' Record1340

'A Walking Day is a type of church parade. Walking days are most common in the North West region of England, where they are an annual event for many towns and villages. In some rural communities in the North West they are known as Field Days, Gala Days or Club Days ... Non-church processions are often led by a young lady, who has been crowned the "Rose Queen" for the year. The Queen may be particular to a church but can represent the whole village too. Indeed, some Rose Queens and May Queens have festivals of their own ... '

Category North West
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website318
Views of 'Full' Record933

Blackpool Steps to Health 'aims to encourage local residents to leave the sofa, stretch their legs and get some fresh air, as well as meet new friends. The main aim is to increase the amount of physical activity for people who would normally do little exercise and to assist with the challenge of meeting the recommended 30 minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week'.

Category Blackpool
Description from

Blackpool Council

Visits to the Website779
Views of 'Full' Record1279

''Circular walk exploring the varied countryside south of the historic city of Lancaster.' See also the Note on the East Lancashire LDWA Site itself.

Category Lancaster
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromCondor Green Car Park
Description from

East Lancashire LDWA

Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1272
Views of 'Full' Record2317

'Takes you over ancient packhorse passes, through bustling villages, alongside flashing waters, and to the tops of summits that visually give many Alpine peaks a run for their money.'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromInn on the Lake, Glenridding
Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Visits to the Website896
Views of 'Full' Record1690

'The Anglezarke Amble is a Challenge Walk taking in Rivington, Anglezarke and Turton Moors, through an area known locally as "Little Lake District". There is a choice of distances, either 16 or 24 miles.' Usually held Mid February.

Category Chorley
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromRivington
Description from

LDWA - West Lancashire

Walks described here by
Visits to the Website904
Views of 'Full' Record2892

'Objective was to create a reasonably long walking trail that would take ramblers through some of the most attractive parts of the Mid-Wirral peninsula and, at the same time, keep road-walking down to a minimum.'

Category Wirral
Navigate the Website>>> Arrowe Park - Parkgate Circular Walk [PDF]
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromArrowe Country Park
Description from

Visit Wirral

Visits to the Website1097
Views of 'Full' Record3529

'The extended Baker Way links the heart of Chester with Delamere Forest Park. The core of the route is provided by the original Baker Way - a long established route from Christleton to Brines Brow Picnic Area.'

Navigate the Website>>> Baker Way
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website6491
Views of 'Full' Record3479

Horse riding trail which 'runs from near Beeston Castle to the village of Wirswall on the Shropshire border ... The route can be followed by foot and mountain bike. Walkers can avoid longer road sections by making the most of the footpath network in the area'.

Navigate the Website>>> Bishop Bennet Way
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromBeeston Castle
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1228
Views of 'Full' Record2104

'This lengthy walk along the prom from Blackpool to Fleetwood offers excellent exercise. In addition there is a wide variety of sights and sounds to absorb from the glitter of the golden mile to solitude at Rossall Point.'

Category Blackpool
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromStarr Gate
Walks described here by
See also

Lancashire Coastal Way - Lytham St Annes to Fleetwood (15 miles) [Griffmonsters Great Walks]

Visits to the Website834
Views of 'Full' Record1735

'Recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. The route starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington giving walkers a feel of the valley's variety. It takes in fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromMacclesfield Riverside Park, Tytherington
Description from

Bollin Valley Partnership

See also

Bollin Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website1150
Views of 'Full' Record2276

'The Rotary Way Footpath was established in 2005 to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Rotary Club ... If you plan to do the whole route (and indeed even if you only wish to do some of it), you may find the Rotary Way booklet to be very useful, with detailed breakdowns of each stage (although be warned – some of the bus numbers and routes are a little out of date!) and sketch maps to help you on your way. If you wish to get your copy, get in touch with the Westhoughton Branch of the Rotary Club using the "contact us" form on their website and enquire.'

'Links can be made to Blackburn/Darwen via Witton Weavers Way at Jumbles reservoir and to Manchester Bury and Rawtenstall using the Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail.'

Category Bolton
Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Bolton Rotary Way Footpath
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromAffetside Millenium Green
Description from


Walks described here by
Visits to the Website821
Views of 'Full' Record3893

'Regeneration project that will create a 65km/39 mile leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal. The project is a fresh approach to the use of the towpath as a connection between communities around the Mersey Basin and the North West.'

Category Halton
Distance (miles)39
Starting fromRuncorn
Description from

The Bridgewater Canal Trust

Visits to the Website1179
Views of 'Full' Record1670

'Over the hills and South Pennine moors, through ancient woods and deserted farms, the Burnley Way combines history and heritage, wildlife and nature to make a fascinating 40-mile circular walk around the borough.'

Category Burnley
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromWeavers' Triangle
Description from

Visit Burnley

Visits to the Website993
Views of 'Full' Record3567

'Whether its the tranquility of the Leeds Liverpool Canal or the countryside of West Lancashire there is no shortage of lovely walking from Burscough ... '

Category West Lancashire
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromBurscough Bridge Railway Station
Visits to the Website711
Views of 'Full' Record1767

'A route along the paths, tracks and byways of the low limestone hills that fringe the northern shores of Morecambe Bay via woodlands to Hampsfell and Cartmel Priory to Cark and Holker Hall. The route then continues over the sands of the Leven Estuary, but this is dangerous and should only be attempted with the recognised Sand Pilot. Otherwise the train should be caught to Ulverston where the Way continues by Dalton to Furness Abbey and the coast.'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromGrange-Over-Sands
Walks described here by
See also

The Cistercian Way [English Lakes] | Cistercian Way, Cumbria [Waymarking]

Visits to the Website796
Views of 'Full' Record1925

'A walk of 36 Km through East Lancashire's beautiful countryside visiting the Nelson ILP Clarion House and the former Clarion Houses at Colne and Burnley ... Much of the route borrows sections of the Pendle Way, the Burnley Way and the Brontë Way. These routes are waymarked. Care should be taken to avoid confusing the emblems used for the Burnley Way and the Brontë Way. Both routes use the symbol "B", however the colours are different ...'

Category Pendle
Navigate the Website>>> The Clarion House Way
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromRailway Street, Nelson
Description from

Gwyndon (John) Boardman and Nelson Independent Labour Party Land Society

Visits to the Website1168
Views of 'Full' Record2043

Now described by the Ramblers in four Sections - with the detailed descriptions only being accessible to Ramblers' members.

Category Stockport
Navigate the Website>>> Find a Route to Walk >>> Enter any keywords 'Cown'
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromCooper Street, Hazel Grove
Description from

Ramblers Routes

See also

Cown Edge Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website580
Views of 'Full' Record1727

'Forms a circuit around the towns of Crewe and Nantwich ... The walk is waymarked with a circle with symbols of a leaf, cartwheel and crossed swords. Although mainly on level terrain, the many stiles make the walk unsuitable for people with mobility problems.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)29
Starting fromCoppenhall
Walks described here by
See also

Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Walking the Past [Discover Cheshire]

Visits to the Website640
Views of 'Full' Record2218
Distance (miles)21
Starting fromFrodsham
Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Delamere Way [LDWA]

Visits to the Website658
Views of 'Full' Record1490

'Walk from Frodsham Bridge to Burwardsley. At Burwardsley the walk finishes about 15 meters from the Sandstone Trail. The walk also finishes about 1/4 mile from The Pheasant - a pub which also does food and accommodation.' The Path is generally waymarked with yellow arrows containing the words Eddisbury Way and can be followed on OS Maps.

Distance (miles)17
Starting fromFrodsham Bridge
Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Eddisbury Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website613
Views of 'Full' Record1896

'Footpath linking Vernon Park in Stockport with the Longdendale Trail in the Peak District near Hadfield.'

Category Stockport
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromVernon Park
See also

Etherow Goyt Valley Way: A Walking Guide [The Tameside Citizen]

Visits to the Website784
Views of 'Full' Record2153

'Spans the Borough, from Woodford in the south to Reddish in the north. The route combines rural footpaths, quiet lanes and river valleys with urban landscapes and parklands.'

Category Stockport
Distance (miles)14
Starting fromNorth Reddish Park
Visits to the Website1146
Views of 'Full' Record3644

'Linear route following the footpaths close to the Pennington and Glaze Brooks, from Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh, to the Manchester Ship Canal at Cadishead.' However, in the translation of the Red Rose Forest to City of Trees, details of this Trail seem to have disappeared from the Website. So I have replaced the original Link with one to the GPS Routes Site.

Category Wigan
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromPennington Flash Country Park, Leigh
Description from

City of Trees

Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1241
Views of 'Full' Record3673

'Grasmere and Great Langdale are separated by a long ridge of low fells ... Exploring the crest of this ridge makes a fascinating and exciting walk. There are a number of ways of tackling it, but arguably the best way to do it, is to split it over two days. Doing it this way rather than walking it in one long day gives plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience with some classic real ale from Jennings!'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromWordsworth Hotel Grasmere
Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Visits to the Website701
Views of 'Full' Record1372

'Stretches from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove in the south.  In between walkers can enjoy outstanding views, industrial heritage, historic monuments, fascinating follies and abundant wildlife.'

Category Cheshire East
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromDisley
Description from

Cheshire East Council

Visits to the Website918
Views of 'Full' Record2014

'This is a stunning walk that takes in some of the best scenery in Cumbria with overnights in Grasmere, Borrowdale and Thirlspot.'

Category Eden
Distance (miles)31
Starting fromGlenridding
Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Visits to the Website689
Views of 'Full' Record1520

'The walk begins at the Cross Of Greet north of Stocks Reservoir near Slaidburn, and finishes where it joins the R. Ribble between Stonyhurst College and Gt. Mitton.'

Distance (miles)27
Starting fromCross of Greet near Slaidburn
Description from

Peter Dobson

Visits to the Website793
Views of 'Full' Record1609

'Originally conceived ... in 1985 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Ramblers Association. In it's original state it was a one day challenge walk over a 50km route. Ten members of the Group completed the inaugural walk in one day and were the first recipients of the original badge and certificate. It is, however, worth noting that the Hyndburn Group has also done the walk over both two and three days on various occasions.' ALERT Details of this Walk no longer seem accessible via the Hyndburn Ramblers Website. So I have replaced the Link with one to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. However, note also the Link to the Prospects site below.

Category Hyndburn
Distance (miles)33
Starting fromStanhill
Description from

Hyndburn Ramblers

See also

Walking Routes [Prospects: Hyndburn's community-owned environmental charity]

Visits to the Website1056
Views of 'Full' Record3281

'Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays and featuring over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.'

Category Rossendale
Distance (miles)33
Starting fromBacup
Visits to the Website1372
Views of 'Full' Record2124

'One of the longest and most remote walks in the Lake District. Traversing all the fells bounding the upper Kentmere valley and its reservoir, it starts beside the village hall in the hamlet of Kentmere some 4 miles north of Staverley, near Kendal.'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromKentmere Church
See also


Visits to the Website1564
Views of 'Full' Record1749

'Walk between the beautiful Lakeland valleys of Borrowdale, Langdale, Wasdale and culminating in the ascent of Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain. This website is sponsored by the Scafell Hotel, Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the Wasdale Head Inn – each one being the bases of climbing and walking in each valley respectively and each owned by experienced mountain walkers.' Unfortunately, the Website Link referenced here seems to have disappeared - so I have replaced it with a related Link.

Category Allerdale
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromRosthwaite
Visits to the Website1020
Views of 'Full' Record3210

'Footpath following the Lancashire coastline from Merseyside to Cumbria. The Lancashire coastal walk provides spectacular views of Morecambe Bay, the Bowland Fells and the Lake District, and the opportunity, particularly in spring and autumn, to observe the large variety of waders and seabirds for which the Lancashire coast and estuaries are internationally important.'

Category Fylde
Navigate the Website>>> Lancashire Coastal Way [PDF]
Distance (miles)137
Starting fromFreckleton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website785
Views of 'Full' Record2641

'We are a diverse and friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the beautiful and varied countryside of north west England. As our name suggests, we are particularly keen to use public transport to reach our destinations and we have been promoting this idea for almost forty years. It's a great way to reach our countryside and our leaders often pass on lots of interesting facts about locations and people during walks.'

Category North West
Navigate the Website>>> Rail Rambler Walks' Programme [PDF]
Description from

Rail Ramblers

Visits to the Website860
Views of 'Full' Record2075

'Linking Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal is one of the country’s few coastal canals. Built along the natural lie of the land it offers 41 miles of lock free cruising - the longest stretch in the country. As the canal is naturally level, it also lends itself to gentle walking and cycling as well as canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.'

Category Preston
Distance (miles)41
Starting fromAqueduct Street
Walks described here by
See also

Lancaster Canal [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Lancaster Canal Trust

Visits to the Website527
Views of 'Full' Record911

'Here’s a trail that needs just a day – the Limestone Link between Kirkby Lonsdale and Arnside, traversing the limestone upland along the Lancashire-Cumbria border and starting and ending at places with good public transport links.'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromKirkby Lonsdale
Description from

Explore South Lakeland

Visits to the Website826
Views of 'Full' Record1593

'The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site ...'

Distance (miles)46
Starting fromHurleston Junction
Walks described here by
See also

Llangollen Canal [Canal Guide] | Llangollen Canal [Wikipedia] | Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal [Jim Shead]

Visits to the Website805
Views of 'Full' Record1699

'Traces a figure of eight, crossing at Loyn Bridge, about half a mile north of Hornby. It is waymarked throughout 37 mile (59kms) length with dedicated waymark discs (a yellow arrow and walk name on a green background). You can pick up the Walk at any point along its length, but the most easily accessible locations are at Carnforth, Hornby and Wennington. It’s ideal for a long weekend break (for the whole route) or for linear and circular day walks.'

Category Lancaster
Distance (miles)37
Starting fromCarnforth Railway Station
Description from

Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and the Lune Valley Initiative via The Parish of Caton-with-Littledale

Visits to the Website870
Views of 'Full' Record1728

'The City of Manchester has 138 parks, 31 of which have been awarded green flag status and a walking route has now been identified that links these green spaces. The Green Corridor is made up of 14 routes with each route averaging 4 miles.' ALERT It seems the Manchester City Council - nor the body originally referenced here Getting Manchester Moving - no longer maintain a description of the Green Corridor on their Websites. Instead, we are referred to the Ramblers' Routes (Search 'Manchester green corridor' - but note that full details of at least some of the stages of the Corridor are only available to Ramblers' Members).

Category Manchester
Distance (miles)54
Starting fromChapel Street, Levenshulme
Description from

Getting Manchester Moving

Visits to the Website910
Views of 'Full' Record2644

'The North Blackpool Pond Trail is a historic but little-known network of ponds and wetlands ... '

Category Blackpool
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromBispham
Description from

Live Blackpool

See also

Blackpool Conservation Team [Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside]

Visits to the Website965
Views of 'Full' Record3412

'Ambitious and exciting project, aiming to create a continuous, multi-use trail running along the coast from Carlisle to Chester, linking some of the North West’s greatest coastal landscapes, heritage and settlements.' Alert 'Please note that with the work now progressing on the England Coastal Path the Forum is no longer leading on coastal access although we do still have an ambition to help to secure improved access for horse riding and cycling to and along the North West’s coast.'

Category North West
Description from

North West Coastal Forum

Visits to the Website766
Views of 'Full' Record1511

'In 2015 the Oldham Way is to be relaunched with hopefully our Real Oldham Way being adopted, thereby removing the road sections and perambulating through Moston Brook which is well on the way to be a new country park!' ALERT The Oldham Ramblers - from whose former Web Site this quote was taken - have now moved their Web presence to the Ramblers' Association Website.

Category Oldham
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromClarence Hotel, Greenfield
Visits to the Website996
Views of 'Full' Record2017

'An ever popular route is The Pendle Way. Starting at the Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford this route circles the district but is split into eight manageable “chunks”.'

Category Pendle
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromBarrowford
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website996
Views of 'Full' Record1950

'Journey from Sabden in Lancashire through the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland to Lancaster.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; cited LDWA Web Page as alternative.

Category Ribble Valley
Distance (miles)48
Starting fromSabden
Description from

Phil Bedsom

Visits to the Website1046
Views of 'Full' Record1946

'Over the last two years the Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has received an increasing number of requests from the general public and members for information about walks suitable for people with limited mobility and a range of disabilities, for those who use wheelchairs, and for those with children in pushchairs and buggies ...'

Category North West
Visits to the Website988
Views of 'Full' Record1843

'For boaters, this Canal is a peaceful place to escape the crowds. The towpath is probably the easiest walking route through the Pennines, taking you into the heart of the hills at a relatively gentle gradient. However, there is also plenty of access to more challenging routes for serious hiking.'

Category Manchester
Distance (miles)33
Starting fromNew Islington
Walks described here by
See also

Rochdale Canal [Canal Guide] | My Rochdale Canal

Visits to the Website1093
Views of 'Full' Record2359

Detailed description (2 October 2011) 'produced to (a) update the route around the Rochdale Way and (b) hopefully get more walkers / non walkers to enjoy the scenery / views around the Rochdale Borough. Whether for just for a few miles, or the full 45 miles. It follows where possible the original route of the Rochdale Way "a circular walk", created by Richard Catlow, John Cole and Martin Riley, the last update of which was the second edition in 2004 / 2005. At the present time Rochdale Council have no plans to produce any further updates ...'.

Category Rochdale
Navigate the Website>>> Detailed_Rochdale_Way_Anti_Clock_Wise1.doc [DOC]
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromHollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Description from

Steve Baker East Lancashire LDWA

Walks described here by
Visits to the Website798
Views of 'Full' Record4099

'This circular walk takes you on a tour of the lovely Rossendale area of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The path passes Haslingden, Whitworth, Stubbins and Healey with a series of attractive reservoirs including Cowpe and Calf Hey real highlights ...'

Category Rossendale
Distance (miles)41
Starting fromSharneyford
Walks described here by
See also

Walks, Routes and Maps on The Rossendale Way [] | Guide to the Rossendale Way Jack Woods [Sigma Press, 2011]

Visits to the Website870
Views of 'Full' Record1422

'Explore the central lakes and take in some of the most stunning scenery in the county with lots of opportunities to sample real ale too!'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromQueen's Hotel, Ambleside
Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Visits to the Website828
Views of 'Full' Record1504

'One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.'

Distance (miles)34
Starting fromFrodsham
Description from

Northern Eye Books

See also

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Tony Bowerman (Northern Eye Books, 2013) | The Sandstone Trail [Car Free Walks] | The Sandstone Trail [Discover Cheshire]

Visits to the Website1148
Views of 'Full' Record1914

'A 36 mile (58 km) walk through delightful, rural West Cumbria and the magnificent scenery of the English Lake District ... If you can't spare the time for two weeks on Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast, or three weeks for the Pennine Way, then this three-day walk is for you.'

St Bega's Way: A Short Long-Distance Walk by Ros Downing (2008). Pilgrimage notes to take along on the walk are available from St Bees Priory.

Category Copeland
Distance (miles)36
Starting fromSt Bees
Description from

Rosalinde Downing

Visits to the Website769
Views of 'Full' Record1580

'Three walks in and around Stanley Park' ALERT At Review, I could not locate the Walks, so I have replaced the Link with one to the Heritage Trail.

Category Blackpool
Starting fromStanley Park
Visits to the Website714
Views of 'Full' Record1348

'A 40 mile circular walk, broadly following the Borough boundary, through varied and attractive countryside, linking together the several river valleys and country parks, as well as many other areas of interest. The route crosses or links with a number of other trails. It is well served by public transport, enabling the walk to be split into easy stages. Available from the visitor centres and Tourist Information office, the Tameside Trail Booklet can be purchased on-line.'

Category Tameside
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromBroadbottom
Description from

The Tameside Citizen

Visits to the Website1095
Views of 'Full' Record2136

'Borrowdale is blessed with an amazing range of mountain scenery. From the lofty heights and lonely moorland of the Skiddaw massif, to the gentle woodland on the banks of Derwentwater, through the craggy enclosing ridges of High Spy and the secretive side valley of Watendlath. Any walk through Borrowdale is a delight, but to immerse yourself on a three day expedition is an unforgettable experience.'

Category Eden
Distance (miles)32
Starting fromThrelkeld
Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Visits to the Website649
Views of 'Full' Record1273

'Over 500 walks to choose from. Browse the walks and pictures and download a free sample ... Walks will be delivered as PDF files attached to an e-mail ... Prices: £1.50 each up to 5, then £1 each.'

Category North West
Description from

John and Anne Nuttall

Visits to the Website615
Views of 'Full' Record1177

'This walk will take you on a 4 mile walk around Walney Island with the option to extend to 6.8 miles.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download Walney Walk Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromBiggar Bank Roundhouse, Walney
See also

North Walney National Nature Reserve [Walney Wildlife] | South Walney Nature Reserve [Cumbria Wildlife Trust]

Visits to the Website1116
Views of 'Full' Record4305

'Stretching from Frodsham in the north to its most southerly point at Audlem, the route leads you along the River Weaver and Navigation, as well as the Trent and Mersey, and Shropshire Union Canals.'

Category Cheshire East
Navigate the Website>>> The Weaver Way
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromAudlem
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1535
Views of 'Full' Record1806

'Many of our members have spent 1000’s of hours over the last 5 years planning this 46 miles rural route with 35 short links to all the surrounding urban areas and a 15 miles link to the Pennine Way from Bull Hill on Holcombe Moor to Warlands Reservoir on the Pennine Way ... Our aim for this Project is not only to promote this outstanding area to the 680,000 people, living in the immediate surrounding former mill towns of Bolton, Horwich, Chorley, Blackburn, Darwen, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and Bury but further afield ...'

Category Bury
Distance (miles)46
Starting fromGreenmount Golf Club
Visits to the Website698
Views of 'Full' Record2447

'Circular walk that takes you right around Lake Windermere. The route includes most of the accessible lake shore paths together with ascents of all the high points around the lake. It offers some stunning walking and an ever changing vista of Windermere.'

Category South Lakeland
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromWindermere
Description from

Phil Kirby

Visits to the Website1276
Views of 'Full' Record1774

'Along the way you'll be exploring Lancashire's history, passing weavers cottages, Tudor halls, Victorian estates, historic villages and even Roman roads.'

Navigate the Website>>> Walk Number 5 [PDF]
Distance (miles)32
Starting fromWitton Country Park
Visits to the Website734
Views of 'Full' Record2002

'Following the course of the River Wyre from its source in the Forest of Bowland to its estuary at Fleetwood.'

Category Wyre
Distance (miles)41
Starting fromFleetwood
Description from

Let's Stay UK

Visits to the Website982
Views of 'Full' Record2590

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