GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


West Pennine Moors Walks

The West Pennine Moors cover 90 square miles (230km2) ofmoorlandinLancashireandGreater Manchester. Highlights for walkers include numerous attractive reservoirs and some challenging hill climbs with views to the Lake District and the coast.

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Anglezarke Reservoir5 miles (7.5 km)This circular cycle loop takes you around the pretty Anglezarke Reservoir near Chorley. If you're coming by train you can easily reach the reservoir from Chorley or Adlington. Parking is also available at the south eastern end of the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Bold Venture Park Darwen1 miles (2 km)This large park in Darwen is great for an easy afternoon stroll. The pretty Bold Venture brook runs through the centre of the park so you can enjoy a nice waterside walk through the surrounding woodland valley. Along the way there are a number of wooden sculptures of animals and a series of waterfalls to look out for. View Full Details>>
Darwen Tower3 miles (5 km)This circular walk takes you up Darwen Hill to Jubilee Tower from Tockholes in Lancashire. The short climb to the tower gives great views over the surrounding moorland and reservoirs. The Bowland Fells and the mountains of Ingleborough and Whernside make a wonderful backdrop. On a clear day you can also see North Yorkshire,Morecambe Bay,Blackpool Tower,the Lake District and theIsle of Man. View Full Details>>
Entwistle Reservoir2 miles (4 km)This circular walk follows the waterside footpath around Turton and Entwistle Reservoir near Bolton in Lancashire. The walk starts from the car park at the eastern end of the reservoir but you could also start from the nearby Entwistsle railway station. Trains run to Entwistle from Manchester, Blackburn and Clitheroe. View Full Details>>
Healey Nab4 miles (6 km)Enjoywoodland, rolling hills, moorland, ponds and streams in this elevated area of countryside above Chorley. The area is great for walkers and mountain bikers with a network of paths criss-crossing the hill. View Full Details>>
Jumbles Country Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a short stroll around Jumbles Reservoir in this pretty country park in Bolton. The park is set within the beautiful West Pennine Moors with a lovely waterside footpath around the reservoir. There are also good facilities with a visitor centre and cafe. View Full Details>>
Peel Tower8 miles (13 km)This walk climbs to the Peel Monument on Holcombe Hill in Ramsbottom near Bury. The tower is dedicated to SirRobert Peel, the 19th century Prime Minister considered the father of modernBritish policing. The impressive landmark stands at a height of 1,100 feet (335 m) above sea level, commanding wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and towns. View Full Details>>
Rivington Pike2 miles (3 km)This popular walk climbs to the Rivington Pike viewpoint in the lovely Rivington Country Park, near Bolton. It's a circular hike of just under 2 miles, with a moderate climb to the 1,191 feet (363 metres) summit of the prominent local landmark. There's much to enjoy with a section through the remains of Lever Park and wonderful views over the West Pennine Moors. View Full Details>>
Rivington Reservoir5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a stroll along the Rivington Reservoirs on this waterside walk in Rivington Country Park, near Bolton. View Full Details>>
Roddlesworth Reservoir2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a circular walk around these pretty reservoirs near Darwen in Lancashire. There are good footpaths running around the water and through the surrounding woodland. It's a very pretty area with woodland streams and bluebells in the spring. View Full Details>>
Wayoh Reservoir3 miles (4.5 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir near Bolton. There is a good footpath around the water which makes use of the Witton Weavers Way on the eastern side. The walk starts near Entwistsle railway station which can be reached from Manchester, Blackburn and Clitheroe. You then pick up the lovely path with waterside and woodland sections to enjoy. There are also great views of the surrounding countryside and the impressive Entwistle viaduct. View Full Details>>
Winter Hill8 miles (13.5 km)Enjoy a walk to Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors in Lancashire. The walk begins in Rivington Country Park and takes you to the 1,496 feet (456m) high summit on a series of footpaths. View Full Details>>
Witton Weavers Way31 miles (50 km)This circular walk starts and finishes in Witton Park near Blackburn. It's a lovely walk taking you first along the River Darwen and then through Hoghton Bottoms towards the picturesque Belmont Reservoir. There are splendid views of the 1496 ft high Winter Hill on this section. View Full Details>>

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