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Forest of Bowland Challenge Walk

43 km / 27 miles

A route to the south of the Forest of Bowland taking in three summits - Beacon Fell, Parlick and Fair Snape. Langden Beck links them together. There are no facilities on the route. Quite simply - a stunning and breathtaking walk of 27 miles and 3,000 feet of ascent through remote countryside in the Forest of Bowland. The views from the summits are extensive - up to 60 miles. The route, a mixture of moorland and summits has no refreshment or accomodation en-route and so you must be self-sufficient.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Moorland
Start and Finish
SD565426 - Beacon Fell, Lancashire
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Forest of Bowland Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 1995)
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Route Profile:

37.7 Km (23.4 miles)
1,180 m (3,871 ft) ascent
519 m (1,703 ft)  maximum height