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100 Walks in Lancashire, Bob Clare -  Lancashire is a walker's paradise with many unexpected delights such as Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland. This collection of 100 great walks will help you explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of this fascinating yet under-rated county. The Crowood Walking Guides give detailed and accurate route descriptions of the 100 walks which are up to 12 miles in length. Full-colour mapping is included which is sourced from the Ordnance Survey. Details of where to park and where to eat and drink are included and also places of interest to see en route. Published February 15.

ISBN: 9781847978998 - 100 Walks in Lancashire


Wonderful Walks of a Lancashire Lad, John Bradley - From the brooding majesty of Pendle Hill to the calm tranquility of the Wyre estuary, via the Trough of Bowland and the Ribble valley, John “Jackie” Bradley takes us on some of his favourite walks through the North Lancashire countryside in a beautifully-illustrated homage to his native county. Enjoy for yourself each walk, with easy-to-follow directions and routes suitable for gentle ramblers and serious hikers alike. Published August 15.

Historical Walks Through Lancashire and Yorkshire. Tom Schofield - The counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire abound with places of history and interest, some of which will be glimpsed in the course of these walks. The thirty three linked circular walks begin and end in the ancient county cities of Lancaster and York and include visits to the sites of seven castles and three abbeys. The guide has been designed to cater for both the dedicated long distance walker and also the family rambler. With the inclusion of the return routes, the guide gives the walker the opportunity to complete a long distance route over a period of time, whilst attaining a wider experience of the local area. When passing through a number of towns and larger villages, the routes have been carefully designed to keep road walking to a minimum, but without loss of their particular interest and character. Published June 14.

ISBN: 9781850589853 - Historical Walks Through Lancashire and Yorkshire

The North West Way: A 13 Day Walk from Preston to Carlisle, Steve Garrill - The upland areas of the North of England are a joy to walk. Using a combination of recognised long distance paths the author traces a route from Preston to Carlisle linking the two rail stations and along the way passing through the most scenic and inspiring sections of these walks. Here you can walk through the beauty of the Ribble Valley, through the rugged dales of Yorkshire to the thundering waterfalls of Teesdale and the sheer awe of encountering High Cup before then experiencing the solitary majesty of Cross Fell and the High Pennines. In it's final stages the walk follows the sylvan splendour of the Tyne Valley before tramping in the footsteps of the Roman Legionnaires along Hadrian's Wall towards Carlisle. This is a walk that quite simply contains the best of English walking. Published November 13.

ISBN: 9781905444588 - The North West Way

Liverpool: Walks Through History, David Lewis - "Walks Through History: Liverpool" is a celebration of the beauty and poetry of the city, the unexpected streets and places encountered and the restless urban landscape. It is a guidebook to the city's odd corners and a handbook of urban exploration. Nearly eight centuries of history have left their mark on Liverpool in street names and stories, from the breezy hill at Everton and the salty industry of the docks, to the grandeur of the city centre and the wide green spaces of Sefton Park. Exploring the city on foot shows us things invisible to the bus passenger hurrying to work; cast-iron street lamps on cobbled back streets, ornate fountains, quiet pubs, crumbling Gothic churches and mediaeval stonework. In this book, there are walks finding the hidden history and architecture of the city centre, family walks through Liverpool's wealth of parks and gardens, and journeys through the older industrial city for the serious urban explorer. The book is sure to appeal to locals and tourist alike. Published May 13.

ISBN: 9781780911205 - Liverpool Walks Through History

Around Preston: Heritage, Natural History and Walking in the City and Beautiful Countryside, David Hindle - This beautiful book celebrates the history and beauty of the amazing countryside around Preston. Seasoned historian and naturalist David Hindle takes the reader on gentle forays into specially selected parts of our county, all easily reached from the city itself. Along the way are opportunities to see an array of interesting sights, from picturesque villages and landscapes, to birds, mammals and other wildlife. So rich and interesting is the information about the heritage and natural history of the area that this book can even be read without leaving the comfort of your home! Published November 12.

ISBN: 9781874181927 - Around Preston

Walks in the Forest of Bowland, Jack Keithley - The Forest of Bowland, a wild and sparsely populated region of some 312 square miles, is undoubtedly the finest upland landscape that Lancashire has to offer, and was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964. It is a great dome of bare, windswept moors gashed by deep, desolate cloughs and verdant river valleys, sprinkled here and there with picturesque villages, tiny secluded hamlets and lonely farmsteads. When you have completed all the walks in this book you will have tramped over sombre moors, sauntered through silent forests and shady woodland glades, meandered along sun-kissed river-banks, ambled across flowery meadows and breezy upland pastures, strolled down leafy lanes, stumbled through glutinous quagmires and slimy peat hags, gazed in admiration from breathtaking viewpoints, fallen over decrepit stiles and cursed the author for getting you lost. You will have seen this Arcadian countryside in all its facets and possibly - if you've walked through four seasons - in all its moods. Inevitably you will have fallen in love with 'Bolland'. It's that sort of place. All the walks described in this book are circular and begin at a place where a car may be parked without causing an obstruction. They are fairly uniform in length, an average of 6 1/2 miles making them half-day rather than full-day excursions.  Published July 02.

Family Walks in Bowland

 Walking on the West Pennine Moors: 30 Walks on the Lancashire Hills, Terry Marsh - The countryside around Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton is home to some of the most inspiring and exhilarating walking country. Known as the West Pennine Moors, the area covers over 80 square miles, all of which is easily accessible. The variety and vibrancy of the landscape can be experienced everywhere - through colourful meadows and ancient woodland, across rugged moorland dissected by wooded valleys and next to the many rivers and reservoirs found in the area. This work offers 30 walks that give a selection of both short and easy country rambles and more challenging walks. Published Aug 09


The Ribble Way, A Northern England Trail, Dennis and Jan Kelsall - The River Ribble springs from the limestone of the Yorkshire Dales, high on Cam Fell in the heart of Three Peak country. The 70 1/2-mile (113km) Ribble Way is described in seven stages, the route alternating from one side of the valley to the other, generally making use of road bridges to cross the river. Initially forcing a passage between high, rugged moorland hills, it then breaks free to wind through gentler countryside south of Settle, meandering lazily through alternating pasture and ancient woodland, where old manor houses and early 18th-century village cottages still hold sway against the pervasive tide of modernity. Beyond Preston, the river dramatically changes yet again, trained to run straight to the Irish Sea, but further to the west, a vast expanse of the salt marsh still remains and attracts huge populations of birds particularly in winter.  Published April 05.

The Ribble Way: A Northern England Trail (British Long-distance Trails S.)

Lancashire - A Dog Walker's Guide, Ron Freethly, - The routes in this new book give dogs and their owners the chance to explore Lancashire's beautiful countryside without anxiety. Each walk has information on the distance and terrain, livestock likely to be encountered, number and type of stiles en route, and in an emergency number for the nearest veterinary surgery. Full colour.  Published June 11. 

ISBN: 9781846742361 - Lancashire: A Dog Walker's Guide

Guide to the Rossendale Way, Jack Woods.  Published January 11.

ISBN: 9781850588948 - Guide to the Rossendale Way

The Richmond Way, John Coppack - This guidebook provides clear, easy to follow route directions for the 60 ˝ mile-long Richmond Way, passing through a unique area of Northern England. This is a linear walk starting from the main gate of Lancaster Castle and ending below the great keep of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire. The walk encompasses sections of the Lower Lune Valley, the limestone country around Ingleborough and Whernside, the moorlands and fells of the central Pennines and the central and northern valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Published June 09

Walks Around Lancaster: Ten Walks of Seven Miles or Less, Terry Marsh - "Walks Around" a series of walking books specially for those who like to get out and about in Lancashire the easy way. "Walks Around Lancaster" contains: ten walks chosen by local expert Terry Marsh to help you get the most from your visit to England's most beautiful county; all walks are seven miles or less; all stay below 1,500 feet; and each walk is fully described with its own easy-to-follow map and points of interest along the way. The walks visit: Clougha Pike; Crook o' Lune; Morecambe Bay; Brookhouse; Slyne; Glasson Dock; Galgate; Lancaster; Littledale; and the River Keer. Published March 06.

Discovering Manchester, Barry Worthington.  . Published June 10. 

Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill: 40 Walks in the Lancashire Area of Natural Beauty, Terry Marsh - Lancashire boasts two sizeable areas that have been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The larger is the Forest of Bowland, with an area of 310 square miles (800 sq km), and this, plus and the 'bewitching' countryside of Pendle to the south, is the region covered in this book. Here you find vastly differing terrain from the lush farmlands of the Ribble Valley to the more rugged rough pastures of the Forest of Bowland uplands and the huge boggy uplifts of the main Bowland massif itself. It's all wonderfully wild walking country. The book contains 40 diverse circular walks which can be undertaken by walkers with navigational skills. For summit-baggers, there are four 'Marilyns' included in the walks - Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell. And all the walks are punctuated with snippets of information on the natural and cultural history of the region, from witches to wild flowers.  Published March 08. K

ISBN: 9781852845155 - Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill

Hike and Bike Bowland, Jon Sparks - In "Hike and Bike Bowland" Jon Sparks will show you around. On his well chosen 24 walks, 7 road bike and 4 mountain bike rides he will take you to places high and low, by river, through woods and onto the tops. In these fine landscapes you can lean back on a warm rock and listen to the call of the curlew or amble through meadows glowing with buttercups or, for those of you with a zest for something more daring, take a white-knuckle ride on the rocky mountain bike trails of Gisburn Forest. There's even a long distance route, which can be broken up into six linear walks, with good transport links making it straightforward to tackle them individually. The author provides fascinating background information on flora and fauna, history, legend and literature. The book is sumptuously illustrated with the author's photographs and simple but clear full-colour mapping. Published July 11.

Kiddiwalks in Lancashire, Ron Freethy - A collection of twenty circular walks with plenty of variety; brooks and streams ideal for playing Pooh sticks, nature trails to follow, woods to play hide-and-seek in and wide open spaces in which to use up excess energy. Most of the walks are between 1 and 5 miles with not too many hills and climbs. Published May 09

Kiddiwalks in Lancashire

All Terrain Pushchair Walks, Kathryn Wood - 30 graded all terrain pushchair walks around Lancashire.  Published March 10.

ISBN: 9781850588504 - Lancashire

Walking in Lancashire - 36 Day Walks, Mary Welsh - This is a new second edition of Mary Welsh's walks covering the delightful area from the Irish Sea to the Trough of Bowland and from Kirkby Lonsdale in the north to Cliviger in the south. Lancashire has a great variety of landscape. The walks are written according to the time of year, each emphasising the seasonal appeal of the landscape, the flora and the birds - although all walks in lovely Lancashire are right for any time of the year. The book is now in full colour throughout.  Published March 05.

The Lune Valley and Howgills: A Walking Guide, Dennis and Jan Kelsall - A new guide to 40 day walks following the Lune 50 miles along the Lune Valley from the Howgill Fells to the Irish Sea at Glasson Dock, Lancaster, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks and the Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This guide offers a wide range of walks from the north-eastern corner of the Howgills to the edge of the Irish Sea below Lancaster, exploring empty hilltops, open moorland, secluded valley and ancient woodlands. Walks range between 3 and 11 miles, from flat coastal strolls to upland tops and ridges and are all illustrated with extracts of 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is a suggested 60-mile, 6-day itinerary for walking the River Lune from end to end and lots of background information about the area's history, geology and also all the local facilities to help you plan your trip.  Published February 12. K

ISBN: 9781852846688 - The Lune Valley and Howgills - a Walking Guide

Walks in Lancashire Witch Country, Jack Keithley - In 1612 ten 'Pendle Witches' went to the scaffold. These miserable wretches and their supposed victims lived in the villages and farmsteads surrounding Pendle Hill. Though nearly four centuries have since elapsed, the magical aura of witchcraft still pervades an area which is as wild and beautiful now as it was in King James's day. All the walks are circular and fairly uniform in length, with an average of about 6 miles making them ideal as half-day 'family rambles'. Access is easy along the A56 and A59, whilst the M65 extends from the national motorway network into the heart of 'Lancashire Witch Country'.  Published June 04.

Curious Lancashire Walks, Graham Dugdale - The 40 walks included in this excellent book all visit places of unusual interest within Lancashire, allowing the walker to enjoy the finest scenery whilst delving into our county's unique and often mysterious past. They will appeal to those who are seeking to tread the less travelled by-ways and who are not averse to their own company. "Curious Lancashire Walks" covers the whole of the county, which for ease of use is divided into three sections - north, central and south - and includes plenty of helpful information. Graham's lively writing style, combined with well-drawn, attractive maps, guarantee a highly entertaining read, as well as providing a first-class collection of the best walks that Lancashire has to offer.  Published May 07.

ISBN: 9781874181330 - Curious Lancashire Walks

Lancashire Walks, Pathfinder - Terry Marsh - With its fen-like lowlands, its coastal scenery, the high fells of Bowland and the lush river valleys of the Ribble and Lune, Lancashire is a county of surprising diversity from its great Industrial heritage towns to its attractive, rural villages and its numerous historic monuments. There can be no better way of exploring Lancashire than by foot; it has a number of satisfying long-distance paths - both inland and coastal - and, as this book shows, opportunity for a great number of circular walks in highly distinctive surroundings, including the Lune Valley, Formby Point and Forest of Bowland. Published February 10.

ISBN: 9781854585127 - Lancashire

Short Walks for All Ages in Lancashire, Norman Buckley - 20 short walks for all the family. Published February 14. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9781902674803 - Short Walks for All Ages in Lancashire


Circular Walks in Wirral, Carol Rogers - Features 17 circular leisure walks of varying length, exploring Wirral's finest coast and countryside. This title contains 8 pages of colour photos, black & white photos and maps.  Published June 12.

Wirral Walks, Anthony Annakin-Smith - 25 walks around the Wirral. Published March 10. 

ISBN: 9781850588511 - Wirral Walks

Pub Walks for the Motorist: Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, Nick Burton - Forty circular walks covering the region, each based on a good local pub. Includes routes at Whittington, Cockerham, Barley, and Whittle-le-Woods in Lancashire; and Knowsley, Blackrod and Littleborough in Greater Manchester.  Published May 05.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Lancashire, Merseyside & Greater Manchester


Walks in Ribble Country, Jack Keithley - The River Ribble rises in the heights of the Yorkshire Dales and flows for 75 miles through Yorkshire and Lancashire. This text covers 30 circular walks in Ribble country from simple valley strolls to strenuous fell expeditions. Included is parking information, a map and notes. Published November 04.

Bowland: Lancashire's Countryside, Paul Hannon - 22 walks of between 5 and 13 miles on the unspoilt moorland and through the villages of this extensive upland AONB.  Published March 06.


Walks in Silverdale and Arnside, Brian Evans - This is a brand new edition of this popular walking guide to Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, north west England, overlooking the Lake District. 22 day walks are described and hand-illustrated, between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells, visiting nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, crossing the Bay itself to Kents Bank and following the canal.  The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. There is an extensive network of well walked paths through an intricate rocky landscape, a joy to explore. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles but packed with interest, taking longer than their mileage implies, and can be combined for longer days.  Published May 10.  K

ISBN: 9781852846282 - Walks in Silverdale and Arnside

Walks Around Clitheroe: Ten Walks of Seven Miles or Less, Terry Marsh - "Walks Around" a series of walking books specially for those who like to get out and about in Lancashire the easy way. "Walks Around Clitheroe" contains: ten walks chosen by local expert Terry Marsh to help you get the most from your visit to England's most beautiful county; all walks are seven miles or less; all stay below 1,500 feet; and each walk is fully described with its own easy-to-follow map and points of interest along the way. The walks visit: Sawley; Pendle Hill; Spence Moor; Hurst Green; Whalley; Waddington and West Burton; Great Mitton; Bolton-by-Bowland; Downham; and Bradford Fell.  Published March 06.

ISBN: 9781855682290 - Walks Around Clitheroe


Pendle & The Ribble, Paul Hannon - 22 walks of between 4 and 8 miles. Beautiful walks from the Ribble Valley to Pendle Hill. Info on pubs, toilets, parking etc. Limited availability. Published May 95. Reprinted 2004

Village Walks in Lancashire, Nick Burton - 20 walks of between 2 and 8 miles. Includes Warton, Slaidburn, Worsthorne, Wrea Green and Rufford. Limited availability.  Published March 98.

Country Rambles and Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers, Leo H Grindon.  Limited availability. Published August 10.

Pub Walks in Lancashire, Nick Burton.  Published Limited availability. May 08.

Drive and Stroll in Lancashire, Ron Freethy - Twenty short circular routes between 2-5 miles for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. The guide includes routes at Pilling, Slaidburn, Ribchester, Darwen and Rufford.  Limited availability. Published April 04.


Walking Country: Lunesdale, Paul Hannon - The Lune Valley is a superb walking area where the Yorkshire Dales meets Cumbria and Lancashire - this neat little guide contains 12 walks, of between 5 and 7˝ miles in length. The routes are concisely described and illustrated, covering every corner of this colourful landscape. Limited availability. Published March 09

Walking Country: Lunesdale

Summer Rambles in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire, Leo H Grindon - This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.  Limited availability. Published August 10.


Lancashire and Cheshire AA 30 Walks - This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use. Limited availability. Published July 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564421 - Lancashire and Cheshire

AA 100 Walks in Northern England - Enjoy the best of the British countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Northern England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland. Published January 10. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780749564988 - Northern England

The Lancashire Coastal Way and the Wyre Way, Fleetwood and Knott End to Lancaster, Ian & Krysia Brodie. Published December 93. Limited availability.

Pennine Way South (National Trail Guides), Tony Hopkins - The southern section of the 256-mile Pennine Way starts at Edale in the heart of the Peak District and runs northwards along the hills, which form the backbone of England, through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park to Bowes on the south-eastern borders of the Lake District. This book provides a full and detailed description of the route accompanied by 1: 25,000 Ordnance Survey maps marked with points of interest along the route. There is information on geology, land use, wildlife and features of historical or archaeological interest as well as a "Useful Information" section giving details of public transport and other facilities along the route. National Trail Guides are published in association with the Countryside Agency, the body responsible for setting up and maintaining these long-distance walking routes in England. Limited availability. Published Feb 07

ISBN: 1854108514 - Pennine Way South

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Lancashire and Cheshire AA 50 Walks - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Lancashire and Cheshire, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way, including tea rooms and pubs, with extra details on their character and the food on offer. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.  Published February 09. Limited availability.

 ISBN: 9780749560560 - Lancashire and Cheshire

Short Walks from Wirral Villages, Joanna McIlhatton.  Limited availability. Published November 08.

ISBN: 9781902512235 - Short Walks from Wirral Villages



Forest of Bowland: With Pendle Hill and West Pennine Moors, Andrew Bibby - Frances Lincoln teams up with Ramblers Association - ardent campaigner for greater public access to open land - to produce a ground-breaking series of Wainwright-sized guides to areas newly opened up to walkers by the Right to Roam legislation now coming into effect. The first five guides explore the rich new opportunities for walkers in the Peak and Pennine region. Each guide includes: An introduction to the area: its landscape, history and natural history; 12 free-range rambles, graded for difficulty, that allow walkers to choose their own route; A full-page 4-colour OS map for each walk; Special features on points of interest chosen to add to walkers' enjoyment of the countryside; Practical information for visitors; A guide to public rights of access. Limited availability. Published February 05.

Pocket Pub Walks Lancashire, Ron Freethy - This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes near Carnforth, Garstang, Blackburn, Bury, Southport and Oldham, with maps and photographs.  Limited availability. Published April 07.

ISBN: 9781846740190 - Pocket Pub Walks Lancashire


Forest of Bowland: 2 in 1 map, 1:25,000 and 1:55,000. Harvey Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Published May 08

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