Walking in Hyndburn
The Discover Hyndburn led walks have been taking place since 2018 and we have now created a series of fourteen self-guided walk leaflets. They range from 2 to 10 miles, over a variety of surfaces from smooth to rough and start near public transport bus stops across the townships of Hyndburn. The self-guided walk leaflets also include local history information and the routes pass by key features, along local greenways, go via woodlands and greenspace areas managed by PROSPECTS or places maintained by local volunteers from the township-based PROSPECTS Panels.
The leaflets are aimed at people new to walking, those returning to walking, people new to the Hyndburn area as well as visitors and ramblers wishing to explore Hyndburn and the surrounding areas.
You can download the pdf leaflet versions of the walks from the table. Please see the Important Information for Walkers below the List of walks.
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Self-guided Circular WalksA list of self-guided circular walks from 2-10+ miles that start and finish in Hyndburn
|Route Name||Start||Distance||Leaflet||GPX File|
|Woodlands & Canal Towpath||Clayton-le-Moors||2 miles - 3.2km||Download DH Woodlands||Route|
|Tramway, Canal & Fish Passes||Clayton-le-Moors||7-8 miles - 12km||Download DH ClaytonFishPasses||Route|
|Black Hill, Plantation and a Viaduct||Great Harwood||8 miles - 13km||Download DH BlackHillBillington||Route|
|Limegals, Witches and Cromwell||Great Harwood||8 miles - 13km||Download DH GTHarwoodLimeGalsFinal||Route|
|Two Reservoirs and 17th Century Ruins||Great Harwood||8 miles - 13km||Download DH TwoReservoirs||Route|
|Hyndburn Way, Gooseleach and Canal Clog||Great Harwood||8-10 miles - 14.5km||Download DH GooseleachCanalClog||Route|
|Tiffany, Bedlam and a Jubilee||Baxenden||4 miles - 6.4km||Download DH Haworth||Route|
|Peel Park, The Coppice & Plantation||Accrington||2.5 miles - 4km||Download DH PeelParkFinal||Route|
|Tinker Brook & Jackhouse Nature Reserve||Oswaldtwistle||3.5 miles - 5.6kms||Download DH TinkerBrookJackhouseFinal||Route|
|Huncoat, Woodlands, Canal & Railway||Huncoat||2.8 miles - 4.5kms||Download DH HuncoatFinal||Route|
|Fairy Caves, Church Kirk Loop||Church Kirk||2.2. miles - 3.5kms||Download DH FairyCavesChurchKirkLoop||Route|
|Rishton, Railway and Canal Stroll + Great Harwood option||Rishton||3.6 miles - 5.7kms||Download DH RishtonRailwayCanal||Route|
|Church & Clayton via Canal and Old Railway Line||Church||5.5 miles - 8.9kms||Download DH ChurchClaytonCircular||Route|
|Woodlands & Bay Millennium Woodland||Clayton-le-Moors||2 miles - 3.2kms||Download DH ClaytonBabyWoodland||Route|
Important Information for Walkers
The easing of lockdown measures allows more freedom for walkers. However, the advice remains to limit your contact with others. PROSPECTS group walks are currently suspended so please enjoy the self-guided walks.
Please remember to follow the Countryside Code (see poster) and to follow the UK Government Guidelines in relation to outdoor activities and Covid-19.