GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blacko Tower Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This circular walk takes you around Blacko Tower from the village of Blacko in Lancashire.
There's no access to the tower itself but you can follow public footpaths around the monument and enjoy some fine views.
It's also known as Stansfield Towerhaving been built in the late 19th century by John Stansfield, a local grocer who wanted to provide a viewpoint over Ribblesdale.
The route starts in the village and uses part of the Pendle Way and other public paths to take you around the site. On the way there are some splendid views over the Yorkshire Dales.

Postcode

BB9 6RF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blacko Tower OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blacko Tower Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Cross Gaits is a Grade II listed building and has been operating for over 300 years. They serve good quality food and are also dog friendly. You can find them on the Beverley Road at postcode BB9 6RF for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east is neighbouring Earby where you can visit the delightful Earby Waterfalls on the Wencliffe Brook.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Blacko Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1138193

Blacko Tower

Gisburn Road, Blacko - geograph.org.uk - 696905

Gisburn Road, Blacko

Fields below Stansfield Tower - geograph.org.uk - 2440528

Fields below Stansfield Tower

Blacko Water - geograph.org.uk - 3174252

Blacko Water

Cross Gaits Inn, Blacko, Lancashire - geograph.org.uk - 387128

Cross Gaits Inn, Blacko, Lancashire. This ancient pub has a mixed clientele of locals, walkers and cyclists. The food is excellent value and the real hand-pumped beer superb - the 'guv'nor' is an enthusiast who would be ashamed to offer you anything less.

Blacko - terraces - geograph.org.uk - 67347

Blacko terraces

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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