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Forest of Bowland Walk

109 km / 68 miles

A circular walk around the Forest of Bowland AONB in Lancashire from Caton. It visits Slaidburn, Clitheroe and Garstang before returning to Caton. After a riverside stretch along the River Lune from Caton to Hornby. It continues to Slaidburn before following the River Ribble through Clitheroe and climbing Longridge Fell for some splendid views. The next section is to Calder Vale and on to Garstang, passing Beacon Fell which is well worth a slight detour from the trail. The final section goes from Garstang to Caton, passing Nicky Nook with its viewpoint, and the Barnacre and Grizedale Reservoirs.


Path Type
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Challenging; Moorland; River
Start and Finish
SD544659 - Caton., Lancashire
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109.9 Km (68.3 miles)
2,436 m (7,992 ft) ascent
465 m (1,526 ft)  maximum height