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Best trails in Lancashire

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Trying to find the best Lancashire trails? AllTrails has 218 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Preston, Clitheroe or Lancaster, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 142 moderate trails in Lancashire ranging from 1.7 to 170.4 miles and from 26 to 2,296 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 Lancashire
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#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 bShow more
#2 - Pendle Hill and Ogden Reservoir
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
This is a no-nonsense well walked way to the top of Pendle Hill starting from the village of Barley. There is ample parking for just £1 - a bargain - no need to park on the road, as well as toilets anShow more
#3 - The Tolkien Trail
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
The Tolkien Trail is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Clitheroe, Lancashire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and runShow more
#4 - Nab's Head, Samlesbury Bottoms and Hoghton Bottoms
Preston, Lancashire, England
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Note: As of June 2020, the trail map has been updated due to the bridge over the river Darwin in Hoghton bottoms no longer exists and the farmer has closed off the path to to get from the road to the Show more
#5 - Scorton and Grizedale Reservoir
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Scorton and Grizedale Reservoir is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Lancaster, Lancashire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, natShow more
#6 - Fair Snape Fell and Parlick
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
A moderately strenuous circular walk near Chipping starting with Saddle Fell then Wolf Fell before taking in the twin summits of Fair Shape fell, before finishing with Patrick. This way round finishesShow more
#7 - Euxton Yarrow River Circular
Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 11 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
#8 - Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs
Darwen, Lancashire, England
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
A circular walk near Darwen in Lancashire, taking in the beautiful moorland and woodland areas that sit between the two reservoirs, Wayoh Reservoir and Turton and Entwistle Reservoir. The walk begins Show more
#9 - The Forest of Trawden
Colne, Lancashire, England
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
This area is called the Forest of Trawden encompassing land on Lancashire's border with Yorkshire. Within it are three distinct villages - Trawden, Winewell and Wycoller. The coat of arms consists of Show more
#10 - Whenside and Ingleborough Circular Walk
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 42 m
Whenside and Ingleborough Circular Walk is a 13.8 mile loop trail located near Carnforth, Lancashire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily uShow more
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