Our Walking Guide

Walks in the Forest of Bowland

From ancient woodland to open moorland, there are lots of walks you can plan in the Forest of Bowland. One of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will want to stay awhile and take in the breathtaking scenery on the many walks you can choose from in the Forest of Bowland.

The Forest of Bowland AONB team have a fantastic selection of walks which you can access using their outdoor active App and we have highlighted some of our favourites below.

Pendle Hill in the Forest of Bowland

Pendle Hill

Enjoy a bewitching walk up Pendle Hill in the Forest of Bowland, famous for its links to the notorious witch trials in 1612. There are lots of options for walks around Pendle Hill but our favourite starts in the village of Barley. This 4.7 mile walk takes you to the summit of Pendle Hill where you can see all the beauty of the Forest of Bowland.

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Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland

Dunsop Bridge Trail

Dunsop Bridge is the gateway to the Trough of Bowland, a stunning valley in the Forest of Bowland. This easy walking route is 4.8 miles and takes in the beautiful scenery of the Dunsop Valley. A hotspot for wildlife, you’ll see lapwings and oystercatchers in the spring and summer months on your walk.

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Discover Bowland

We have put together a selection of walks from four of venues so you can enjoy the Forest of Bowland when staying with us. With the help of the team from Forest of Bowland AONB, this great guide can be downloaded below.

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