Walking in North East Lancashire
The North East Lancashire area covers Blackburn, Burnley and Pendle, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale. We help look after paths and green spaces, open up new places to explore and act as the leading voice on walking matters across East Lancashire.
We support our local groups to organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.
In 2022 the NE Lancs Area of the Ramblers will celebrate its 91st year of being part of the Ramblers. Lancashire has some of the best walking country in England, from short, gentle rambles to long distance treks allowing ramblers to enjoy some of the best views and vistas the county has to offer and many of these can be found in the North East Lancs area. You’re very welcome to try walking with one of our groups.
Join our walking community
For those just starting out on their walking journey to the more experienced ramblers tackling some of our long-distance trails there is something for everyone. Throughout the year the local groups provide varied walk programmes in some outstanding countryside such as the West Pennine Moors, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and they often venture further afield into other counties.
The area walks are inspired by the landscape, history, myths and legends, famous people, heritage trails, country parks, industrial landmarks, famous food and pubs. There are three peaks, flat plains, troughs, hills, valleys, canals, rivers, woodlands, towns, nature reserves and wildlife waiting for you to enjoy.
We also organise and manage the monthly coach rambles [link] visiting Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and North Wales. There are pickup points throughout East Lancashire.
We help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk.
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