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|Summary||Distance||Near||Click to See Map and Access Downloads|
|***NEW*** Turton, Last Drop Jumbles||A 5.75 mile walk (6.1 option) from Turtin Towers visiting Hall I' the Wood, Last Drop village and Jumbles reservoir. Reasonable paths in most weathers.||5.75||Turton Bottoms||Turton, Last Drop Jumbles|
|***NEW*** Sollom Circular 5.5ml||A set of walks covering 3-6.5 miles in a flat area and suitable for winter weather. Same description covers 3 options.||5.5 miles||Sollom||Sollom Circular|
|***NEW*** Sollom Circular 5.95ml||A set of walks covering 3-6.5 miles in a flat area and suitable for winter weather. Same description covers 3 options.||5.95mls||Sollom||Sollom Circular|
|***NEW*** Sollom Circular 6.1ml||A set of walks covering 3-6.5 miles in a flat area and suitable for winter weather. Same description covers 3 options.||6.1miles||Sollom||Sollom Circular|
|***NEW*** Martin Mere, Hall & Moss||A 5.5 mile walk from Maritn Mere taking in Martin Hall and Matin Moss. Reasnable paths, bird hides, mainly country paths.||5.5 miles||Rufford||Martin Mere & Moss|
|***NEW*** Healy Nab Cirucular||A 6 mile walk over Healey Nab to Anglezarke reservoir. Some level walking and 350ft ascent over Healey Nab. Muddy in winter||6 miles||Chorley||Healey Nab Circular|
|***NEW*** Eccleston Circular||A 6.5 mile walk mainly fields and paths. Great in summer and passable in winter. Largely level with some inclines.||6.5 miles||Eccleston||Eccleston Circular|
|***NEW*** Dalton Lees Circular||A 5.5 mile walk from Parbld to Dalton Lees. Generally level, canals and fields.||5.5 miles||Parbold||Dalton Lees Circular|
|***NEW*** Clayton Brook Circular||A 5.4 mile walk suited for a winter walk with many variation possible in better weather. Mainly level walking on solid paths with some inclines.||5.4 miles||Clayton Brook||Clayton Brook Circular|
|***NEW*** Cedar Farm to Rufford||A 6 mile level walk from Cedar Farm to Ruffoed over Mawdesley Moss. Option of café midway for minor increase in distance. General good paths but mud possible in winter.||6/6.8 mile||Mawdesley||Cedar Farm to Mawdesley|
|***NEW*** Cedar & Mawdesley Moss||A 4+ mile level walk around Mawdesley that can easily be extended on the maze of paths nearby. Good in summer, bit muddy in winter.||4+ mile||Mawdesley||Cedar Mawdesley|
|Holcombe Walk A||This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 5 mile walk takes in Peel Monument, Holcombe moor and Moor Road.||5 mile||Holcombe||Holcome A|
|Holcombe Walk B||This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 4.3 mile walk passes through country paths between two main road and then ascends to Moor Road and Peel Monument.||4.3 mile||Holcombe||Holcombe B|
|Holcombe Walk C||This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 5.2/4.5 mile walk drops down to walk beside Irwell river and returns via country paths between two major roads.||5.2 / 4.5 mile||Holcombe||Holcombe C|
|Holcombe Walk D||This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 5.7/6.1 mile walk drops down to walk beside Irwell river and then ascends to Moor Road and Peel Monument.||5.7 / 6.1 mile||Holcombe||Holcombe D|
|Belmont & Longworth Clough||This is a 6.3 mile walk with minor ascents, a wide range of paths and stretches with good views. It goes from Belmont along the Longworth Clough and up onto Longworth Moor before returning via Belmont reservoir||6.3 mile||Belmont||Belmont & Longworth|
|Whittle Le Woods & Canals||This walk is based partly on the historic route of the Walton Summit Branch of the Lancaster canal that is now filled in.||6 mile||Chorley||Whittle Le Woods & Canals|
|Lathom & Burscough Priory||A level walk visiting Lathom Chapel & Burscough Priory||5.5 mile||Lathom||Lathom & Burscough Priory|
|Wansfell Pike & Troutbeck||A walk over Wasnfel Pike to Troutbeck including a couple of variations.||up to 7.5 mile||Ambleside||Wansfell Pike|
|Option B (the variations below are included here)||The moor of Kinder Scout is being transformed by the actions of National Trust. This very rare landscape will soon disappear. Explore it while you can.||up to 10 mile||Hayfield||Kinder OptionB|
|Kinder Scout. Option A. (part of the shared description above)||A shorter trip over half the Kinder Moor||about 8 ml||Hayfield||Kinder OptionA|
|Much Hoole Main Route (the variations below are included here)||A flat walk in fields and Ribble embankment wide views and birds. Best in dry weather but passable in most weathers. Variations below.||Under 6||Much Hoole||Much Hoole Main|
|Much Hoole Shorter Walk (part of the shared description above)||A slightly shorter walk but one bit sensitive to wet.||5.5||Much Hoole||Much Hoole Shorter|
|Much Hoole Winter Walk (part of the shared description above)||More suited to winter using some quite roads.||5,25||Much Hoole||Much Hoole Winter|
|Ruff Wood||A flat circular walk in wood andcountryside.||5.5 miles||Ormskirk||Ruff Wood 5 ml|
|Pennington Flash||A flat circular walk around the Flash with a number of alternatives.||5 miles (+extensions)||Leigh, Wigan||Pennington 5 ml|
|Last Drop and Jumbles||An unusual walk passing a number of points of interest.||6.5 miles||Egerton||Last Drop 6.5|
|Last Drop and Jumbles||Longer variation of above.||7.2 miles||Egerton||Last Drop 7.2 ml|
|Croston Two Rivers||A flat walk using a mixture of good paths, fields and a little road walking.||3.75 miles||Croston||Croston 3.75 ml|
|Croston Two Rivers||A flat walk using a mixture of good paths, fields and a little road walking.||5.25 miles||Croston||Croston 5.25 ml|
|Hoghton Circular||The walk passes through the Hoghton Gorge and along Leeds & Liverpool canal. Mainly on level ground with a few short sharp inclines.||5 miles||Hoghton||Hoghton 5 ml|
|Hoghton Circular||The walk passes through the Hoghton Gorge and along Leeds & Liverpool canal. Mainly on level ground with a few short sharp inclines.||5 miles||Hoghton||Hoghton 6 ml|
|Mere Sands to Rufford||Walk from Mere Sands Wood car park to Rufford by country paths and along the Leeds & Liverpoool canal returning via farm tracks, some road walking and country paths.||6ish miles||Mere Sands Wood||Mere Sands to Rufford 6ml|
|Bretherton River Walk||Based on the village of Bretherton and following some of Wymott Brook and the rivers Lostock and Yarrow. Mostly a flat normally easy walk on country paths, fields and some quiet roads country paths.||5 miles||Bretherton||Bretherton River 5ml|
|Heath Charnock Walk||Mainly on flat country paths and towpaths with just a few short ascents. Takes in sections of the Chorley Circular walk.||5+ miles||Heath Charnock||Heath Charnock 5+ml|
|Turton to Jumbles||From Turton Towers car park through Chapletown, Turton Bottoms and around Jumbles Reservoir with a convenient refreshment break point at Jumbles visitor centre.||4 miles||Turton Bottoms||Turton to Jumbles 4ml|
|Abbeystead to Dolphineholme||This is a rather special 8 mile circular walk between Abbeystead and Dolphinholme. Walking mainly in fields, farm tracks and limited roads it roughly follows the Wyre river from Abbeystead to Dolphinholme and returns on a wide sweep to the south of the river.||8 miles||Turton Bottoms||Abbeystead Dolphineholme|
|Brindle to Withnell||This is a fairly short (3.8 mile)) countryside walk over fields, canal and a little quiet road, with the option of exploring Withnell Fold and encountering a nature reserve.||4 miles||Brindle||Brindle to Withnell|
|Abbey Circular||This is a walk starting from the Hare and Hounds in Abbey Village. Mainly traversing fields, country paths and farm tracks, it heads north to the M65 motorway, returns through the reservoirs, across the A675 and around the quarry back to the start.||5+ miles||Abbey Village||Abbey Circulaar|