Explore the Heart of the Country
Northcote Walking Guides Bob and David have specially compiled a series of graded walks to introduce you to the wonderful scenery in The Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland. It’s an opportunity to work up an apetite whilst discovering some interesting facts about the countryside right on our doorstep.
Plus, 40 Bowland walks which can be downloaded to your phone, all with simple directions and incredible views.
Walks from Northcote Hotel…
Set off from the front door, no transport needed, simply follow the route and enjoy the fresh air!
4.5 MILES | 7KM
Dean Clough Reservoir
Follow in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright and discover the view that inspired the greatest fell walker of them all to lace up his boots and head for the hills.VIEW ROUTE
6.2 MILES | 10KM
Dinkley and Marles Wood
A gentle meander through verdant pastureland to an elegant footpath over the River Ribble followed by a glorious riverside walk through mature woodlandview route
Walks requiring transport
These routes start away from the hotel, requiring a car or public transport, but they are worth a little extra travel!
1 MILE | 1.6KM
A Short Stroll around Whalley
Explore shops, cafes and the 14th century Cistercian Abbey remainsview route
1 MILE | 1.6KM
Clitheroe & The Castle
The ancient market town dates back to Saxon timesview route
1.25 MILES | 2KM
A journey to the exact centre of the United Kingdomview routes
2.5 MILES | 4KM
Hurst Green & Stonyhurst
The impressive surroundings provided inspiration for JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Ringsview route
3.5 MILES | 5.5KM
Pendle Hill from Barley
Conquer the dominating mount from Barley village.view route
3.5 MILES 5.5KM
Spectacular and beautiful views are dominated by the presence of Pendle Hill
7 MILES | 11.25KM
Pendle from the Nick
A shallower ascent to Lancashire’s most famous hillview route