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Lovely walk

Firstly, although we found this walk listed on an “under 5 miles” page on the Visit Lancashire... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Wonderful little walk with plenty to see.

First of all: take a map and study it. The trail isn't sign-posted and if not for the muddy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Hurst Green BB7 9QS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly, although we found this walk listed on an “under 5 miles” page on the Visit Lancashire website and despite the PDF saying it was 5.5 miles this walk was actually 7 miles!! It took us 3 hours in bright but very muddy conditions. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moneypennyjennie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all: take a map and study it. The trail isn't sign-posted and if not for the muddy foot-prints we would have gotten lost - indeed we still wandered off the trail a couple of times. It's 6.5 miles long with twists, turns, steps...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kelvecion
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Great morning walk- starting and ending up at the Shireburn Arms for a great lunch. About 6.5 miles of a circular walk. Get a map with comments from the friendly staff at the Shireburn. Relatively easy but with one or two problems= several stiles to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pete S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Download a leaflet and follow the walk whilst reading about all the interesting things at each point, kids will love it. Plan to take a few hours though as there are plenty of places to stop along the way - start in the morning and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SinisterSoft
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We have done this walk at various times of year including New Years Day. It's a beautiful walk over farmland and alongside where 3 rivers converge. We have seen herons and otters along this stretch. It's around 6 miles, is not too strenuous but if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Great walk. Approximately 5.5 miles of mixed farmland, woodland and riverside walking. Took approx. 3 hours. Take your walking boots as sections of farmland can be quite muddy. A relatively easy mix of hillside and flat walking presented great views of Stoneyhurst College and surrounding...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Frank N
Reviewed 28 October 2017

It was a challenging 5 miles through boggy fields and woods but a must-do on our list and we are so glad we did it. But boy did we earn that drink at the end!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

As previously mentioned the start of the trail was difficult to find. We had a printed map with directions, but this was very confusing in places. We were told we would see the domes of the college, but they weren't obvious from where we were...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 6 March 2017

5 miles fairly eay walk. pick a dry day as it get muddy, very muddy. Also the start is a little difficult to find. plenty to see and take a picnic to eat by the riverbank.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank glennr670
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been doing a few walks around lancashire with my dog and come across the footsteps of JRR Tolkien trail on a lancashire walks site which had a map to hand of the trail in detail. There are numerous places to park around the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Drive to Hurst Green where you can park your car.