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Lancashire Trail

Gtr Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, N Yorkshire

116 km / 72 miles
A route linking industrial Lancashire with the Pennine Way National Trail, the Lancashire Trail passes Billinge, Abbey Lakes, the viewpoints of Ashurst's Beacon and Harrock Hill, Coppull Moor, Blackrod and Rivington Pike. A relatively low-lying section follows via Abbey village and Mellor before reaching Whalley and the climb to Pendle Hill, from where the route descends to Barley. Link routes from the centres of Wigan, Bolton and Burnley, to and from the Ribble Way at Sawley, and to the Sandstone Trail are described.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SJ512956 - St Helens, Merseyside View on StreetMap
Finish: SD906484 - Thornton-in-Craven, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Lancashire Trail  (Walking Pages  - 2003 )


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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OS Landranger Active 102, 103, 108, 109
OS Explorer 21, 41, 275, 276, 285, 287
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Route Profile:

116.2 km (72.2 miles)
2,623 m (8,606 ft) ascent
550 m (1,804 ft)  maximum height

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