Burnley Way

A 40 miles long distance footpath in the Burnley area of Lancashire. A walk of varied terrain including canal towpath, parkland, riverside and moorland. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Grid Ref: SD838322
Climbing: 1,843 metres
Walk time: 20-30 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: A varied route around Burnley with a wide range of terrain, from the town centre and Calder riverside and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath it passes a number of reservoirs, but it also climbs onto high moorland. It includes Forest of Burnley woodlands and the wilder South Pennine Moors with the route's highest point at Thieveley Pike, and industrial heritage such as from past limestone extraction at Shedden Clough contrasted with the nearby windfarm at Coal Clough. Updated in 2008, it is described in six sections each with public transport links. There are links to the Bronte and Pendle Ways and with the Pennine Bridleway National Trail's Mary Towneley Loop. The Rossendale Way passes near to the southern end of this trail. (Source: LDWA)

Useful Links:
Visit Lancashire
Long Distance Walkers Association

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