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North Bowland Traverse

Lancashire, N Yorkshire

48 km / 30 miles
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
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start: SD711523 - Slaidburn, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD820672 - Stainforth, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 97, 98, 102, 103
OS Landranger Active 97, 98, 102, 103
OS Explorer 2, 41
OS Explorer Active 2, 41

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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

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