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Best trails in Accrington

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Explore the most popular trails near Accrington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Accrington
Top trails (4)
#1 - Huncoat Trail
Accrington, Lancashire, England
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
Huncoat is a small village 1 mile east of Accrington on the slopes of the pennines. The Huncoat Trail was officially launched in 2004 to foster a good image of the area. Between the two world wars the area had 3 collieries, 2 coke works and the famed Nori Brickworks. Accrington Nori (iron spelt backwards) Bricks were super strength bricks, thousands were shipped to USA and were used in the foundations of the 1,453 ft Empire State building. They were also used in the construction of Blackpool Tower. From leaving the railway the route crosses the site of Huncoat Colliery (closed in 1968) and the M65 opened in 1983 to reach the Leeds Liverpool Canal opened in 1801. After the pleasant canal section the route follows along Castle Clough Wood with a steep sided ravine into Childers Green Clough. The route through Hameldon Woods was opened in 2003 and forms part of the Forest of Burnley. On reaching the moorland of Hameldon Scouts disused stone workings litter the area with huge spoil heaps now grassed over which make for interesting navigation. For hundreds of years the Kings Highway coming over from Rossendale was the only means of travelling around the area before the coming of the turnpike in the 18th century. After passing under the A56 Accrington Bypass 'The Coppice' country park is entered. It has a commanding position overlooking the valley and was bequeathed to the Borough of Accrington in 1909 by William Peel. Opposite the cemetery is the Whitacker Arms dating from the construction of the turnpike in 1838. The Whitacker family who lived at Simonstone Hall for over 6 centuries held large possessions in Huncoat up until 1848.Show more
#2 - Peel Park and The Coppice Circular
Peel Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 35 m
#3 - Oswaldtwistle and Sough Lane
Accrington, Lancashire, England
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
#4 - Goodshaw Chapel and Clowbridge Circular
Accrington, Lancashire, England
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m