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Tolkien Trail


10 km / 6 miles
A short trail passing Stonyhurst College where J. R. R. Tolkien stayed frequently in a guest house in the grounds and where he spent time writing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The route includes a river section coincident with the Ribble Way so may be an interesting excursion for walkers on it.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: SD685379 - War Memorial, Hurst Green, Lancashire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Visit Lancashire - Tolkien Trail  (Visit Lancashire  - 2005 ) Download


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Route Profile:

10.2 km (6.3 miles)
161 m (528 ft) ascent
111 m (364 ft)  maximum height

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