Best trails in Chorley, Lancashire

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Looking for a great trail near Chorley, Lancashire? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve or Ogden Water Country Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Chorley ranging from 1.9 to 7.4 miles and from 131 to 1,282 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Chorley, Lancashire
Top trails (17)
#1 - White Coppice, Great Hill, and Anglezarke Circular
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
This area is littered with reservoirs that were built at the turn of the 19th century to supply water to the nearby cotton towns and mills. If you want to show someone how picturesque Lancashire can be (on a sunny day) take them to White Coppice which was once a busy industrial village with a population of some 200. Today many people will view White Coppice as an idyllic place to live. Beyond the cricket ground nestling at the foot of the moors is Dean Black Brook an area of quarrying and lead ore extraction. Drinkwater's is an abandoned farmstead with it's own well known as Joe's Cup! On the moor, but not visited on this route, is an ancient burial mound called Round Loaf. Lead Mines Clough has been mined from around 1690 up to 1930.Show more
#2 - Euxton Yarrow River Circular
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
A nice gentle walk from Euxton Green, where there is a small car park, and through the woods and along the River Yarrow. Mostly on trails with a small amount of pavement. Show more
#3 - Winter Hill and Rivington Pike
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
A good circular walk from Rivington Barn up to the Dove Cote, then on to the transmitters at Winter Hill, returning via Rivington Pike and the GardensShow more
#4 - Yarrow Valley and Charnock Richard Double Loop
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
A nice walk with a mixture of woodland trails.Show more
#5 - Anglezarke Reservoir
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Anglezarke Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the Rivington chain to the west of Anglezarke in Lancashire, England. It is fed by the River Yarrow, which has been diverted from its original course. It served the city of Liverpool before its current status as a supply mainly for Wigan. This area is a wildlife haven and a beautiful source of nature: a peaceful haven that will feed the soul. Show more
#6 - Yarrow Valley Country Park Loop
Yarrow Valley Country Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
This is a walk along wooded trails, some quite wet and muddy (as is normal seasonally) and new constructed roads. Being just under 5 miles long it is a good half-day filler or a good introduction to an unknown little gem. A free history trail leaflet is available from the visitor centre (toilets but no food or drink). The car park was the site of Richard Arkwright's cotton mill. It was burned down by rioters in 1779 determined to stop the march of progress (luddites). Within two years rebuilding started, concentrating this time on calio printing, dying and bleaching. When Birkacre Wier was built over 100yrs ago, it became impossible for Sea Trout and Salmon to get to their traditional spawning grounds in the Pennine foothills. The building of the fish pass in 2003 has now rectified this impasse.Show more
#7 - Anglezarke
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
#8 - White Coppice Geological Trail
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
This is an easy, short walk in a delightful area. From White Coppice cricket ground you walk along lichen rich footpaths. Great for this odd moments of sunshine in this part of the world.Show more
#9 - Anglezarke Reservoir and White Coppice
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
#10 - Abandoned Farms of Brinscall Circular Route
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
This walk takes in 8 abandoned farmhouses around Brinscall.Show more
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