The Forest of Bowland is true gem, an area of natural beauty set in the north-east of Lancashire. With miles of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland.. Of course Alfie and I just had to get out and explore! I always try my best to make the most of every trip. Finding new walks, and great photo spots. Our recent trip with Laterooms.com to the Waddington Arms was no exception.
I couldn’t resist sharing our favourite walks with you – Who knows they may even inspire you to take a trip to the area.
First stop, Waddington Fell an area of high moorland between the forest of Bowland and the Ribble Valley. It’s a nice easy walk with some wonderful views, you will find a number of paths to explore… I can only imagine how beautiful it will be during the summer months. I picked a more cloudy day, but you could still see for miles.
Throughout Spring it is important that you keep your dogs under close control due to nesting birds… Please keep this in mind when planning your trip.
Easington Fell is very similar to Waddington Fell but slightly higher. There are a number of routes for you to follow all giving you some cracking views. Alfie loved this walk, there are a number of icy streams for your dog to splash around in.
Alfie loves any open moorland. It is so much different to the terrain we have at home. It always puts an extra spring in his step.
The River Ribble
I highly recommend taking a walk along The River Ribble. Walk wise it is a lovely, easy, relaxing walk with plenty of swimming spots for your dog to enjoy… We started at Clitheroe and took a stroll along the footpaths – You could walk for miles!
Please be careful after heavy rainfall. The water can be dangerous for even the strongest of swimmers.
This was highly recommended by all the local dog walkers, Brungerley park is a wonderful enclosed dog park in the town of Clitheroe. There is a great open green perfect for a game of fetch! The walk then opens up into a woodland… Everything you need for a dog walk.
We didn’t get that far, stick obsessed Alfie insisted on playing fetch until his little legs couldn’t run anymore.
Definitely saving the best until last! Spring Wood is a fabulous walk not far from Clitheroe with many tracks and trail leading you through the woodland. Alfie loved springing through the woodland, getting as muddy as possible.
If you fancy a challenge you can walk from Spring Wood all the way to Waddington Fell, I will warn you though.. It is quite the climb!
I hope these walks are of use to you, we loved exploring The Forest of Bowland. If all goes to plan we will be back over the summer months to explore further – With better weather!
Emma & Alfie xox