GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Calder Vale Walks

1 miles (1.6 km)

This peaceful little village is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.
It's a picturesque place with pretty cottages, a pond and Lappet Mill, an old cotton weaving mill which is still in use.
This little circular walk starts in the village car park and takes you north to the mill pond and the 19th century St John's Church. On the way there's bluebell woods, a mill pond weir and views of the River Calder which runs through the area.
There are also some pleasant footpaths through the countryside to the east of the settlement.
To continue your walking in the area head north to one of the local area highlights at Nicky Nook. It's a lovely place with fine views and several pretty reservoirs to enjoy.

Calder Vale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Calder Vale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Calder Vale

  • Nicky Nook - This walk takes you up a popular and delightful fell in the Forest of Bowland
  • Scorton - A circular walk around the Lancashire village of Scorton
  • Wyre Way - Follow the course of the River Wyre from Fleetwood to Abbeystead Reservoir on this 45 mile waymarked walk in Lancashire.
  • Garstang Canal Walk - A circular walk around the Lancashire town of Garstang, taking in the Lancaster Canal, Greenhalgh Castle and the River Wyre
  • Parlick and Fair Snape Fell - This walk from Parlick Fell to Fair Snape Fell is considered one of the loveliest in the Forest of Bowland
  • Beacon Fell Country Park - Explore 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland in the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • Scorton - A circular walk around the Lancashire village of Scorton
  • Forest of Bowland Walk - A circular walk around the Forest of Bowland AONB in Lancashire
  • Longridge Fell - Enjoy a walk to the summit of England's most southerley fell on this wonderful circular walk in the Forest of Bowland

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Forest of Bowland Walk runs through the village. This long distance trail is a great way of exploring more of the AONB's walking highlights on a good waymarked path.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Bowland Walks page.

Photos

The stone bridge in Calder Vale - geograph.org.uk - 2300683

The stone bridge in Calder Vale

Three Men Not In A Boat - geograph.org.uk - 1032444

Three Men Not In A Boat. The fishermen are actually on a wooden stage, on the small reservoir used to supply water for the Calder Vale Mill.

Sheep pasture near St Johns Church - geograph.org.uk - 1959044

Sheep pasture near St Johns Church

Path Through the Bluebells - geograph.org.uk - 1291498

Path Through the Bluebells. Walkers have carefully kept to the narrow, steep path and avoided too much damage to this Springtime display. The poppies appear to have been deliberately introduced.

Weir on the River Calder - geograph.org.uk - 3104181

Weir on the River Calder

St. John's at Calder Vale - geograph.org.uk - 2300775

St. John's at Calder Vale

Lappet Mill, Calder Vale

Lappet Mill, Calder Vale

Calder Vale - geograph.org.uk - 2376098

Countryside to the south

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