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North Bowland Traverse

48 km / 30 miles

Lancashire, N Yorkshire
A generally low-level walk through the north eastern Bowland Fells crossing farmland and meadowland. Although it is a fairly easy walk, it is best to go well-prepared, as much of the route is well away from any good roads and conditions can change rapidly.

It links with the Witches Way and Ribble Way at Slaidburn.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Easy
SD711523 - Slaidburn, Lancashire
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SD820672 - Stainforth, N Yorkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF
North Bowland Traverse (David Johnson - 2018)
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North Bowland Traverse (Hillside Publications - 1987)


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Bunk House
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36 Km
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42 Km

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Route Profile:

48.1 Km (29.9 miles)
1,161 m (3,809 ft) ascent
430 m (1,411 ft)  maximum height