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Hyndburn Wide & Longer Walking Routes

Here is a list of local walks


We are compiling a list of walks which can be downloaded as pdf or gpx.  These are added to on a regular basis!  The walks on this page cover more than one area of Hyndburn.  For local walks in a particular geographical are of the borough please see the menu on the left.
Please make sure you take the appropriate map with you on any of these walks  - Ordnance Survey ‐ Explorer 287 - Scale 1:25 000 Map of West Pennine Moors Blackburn, Darwen & Accrington.  Wear approriate clothing and footwear and follow the Country Code.
New for 2019 - Explore Peel Park and Woodnoock Vale Local Nature Reserves Download
Accrington & Haworth Art Gallery A hidden gem of a walk in the centre of Pennine Lancashire. 3.5 miles. Hard track, road and farmland. Pop into the Haworth Art Gallery before or after your walk to see the 150 items in the Tiffany Glass collection.  Free Admission and a cafe with facilities.  Artisan crafts in the Stable Block too.  Open 12noon to 5pm Wednesday to Friday and 12noon to 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday. Download
Acorn Trail Download
Canal Clog (stages of 5, 6 & 7 of the Hyndburn Clog) links the northern section of the Hyndburn Clog by following the towpath of the Leeds-Leverpool Canal to create a 20 mile circular walk.  See Hyndburn Clog below.  The Canal Clog can be done as a linear walk from Cut Bridge 107 Rishton along the canal to Shuttleworth Hall Bridge no 119 near Hapton and is 8.5 miles.  The Huncoat to Hapton section of the towpath can be very muddy and difficult at times.  See Hyndburn Clog pdf for route.
The Coppice gpx map Download
Ossie Historic Walk 2018 - written by Michael Counter, Spring Vale Rambling Class, Darwen - Belthorn circular via Oswaldtwistle.  Information HERE.
Great Oswaldtwistle Walk (15 Miles)  Link to an external webpage Download
See below for the Great Ossie Walk - 3 routes map. HERE.  Walk instructions for the 21 mile long distance route only. Link to information HERE.
Hyndburn Clog 33 miles or seveon stages.  To view click HERE  or get the booklet HERE or HERE MAP HERE.  There are seven stages of the Hyndburn Clog which was created by Hyndburn Rambers.  This is a challenging walk if done in one go but there are a series of walks that can be done in seven stages.
Hyndburn Clog - this is now available as a pdf but it is a large file.  Download HERE
If you would like to enjoy more walks please visit Hyndburn Ramblers or
Ladybird Trail Download
Leeds-Liverpool Canal Walk in Hyndburn Download
Moorland Heights Clog takes the walker through dramatic moorland and upland scenery.  It forms a 20 mile circular walk by linking to stages 2 and 3 of the Hyndburn Clog above.  The walk can be done as a linear walk of 8.7 miles from Acre-Winfields to Belthorn.   See Hyndburn Clog pdf for route.
Woodnook Vale Download
Other walk leaflets are available from PROSPECTS on Broadway, Accrington.
We've taken great care to ensure that the information displayed on The PROSPECTS Foundation website is accurate and correct, but we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products or services contained on the website for any purpose. 

To the best of our knowledge, the routes are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access at the time of writing, but we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information.  If you do find a mistake in them, or think they could be improved, please let us know by emailing us at PROSPECTS.

The route descriptions we provide are intended to be used in conjunction with the relevant OS Explorer maps, and we are not responsible for the safety or well-being of any one who chooses to follow these routes.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.