GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Oswaldtwistle Walks

9 miles (14.7 km)

This Lancashire based town is located between Accrington and Blackburn in the Hyndburnborough of the county.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal runs just to the north providing good local walking and cycling opportunities along the easy towpath.
This walk takes you south to Oswaldtwistle Moor and Haslingden Moor which form part of the wider West Pennine Moors. At the southern end of the walk you'll also enjoy a pleasant waterside trail around Calf Hey Reservoir using a section of the long distance Rossendale Way.
On the way there's wonderful views across the beautiful Valley of Haslingden Grane and the photogenic Oswaldtwistle Wind Farm to admire.

Oswaldtwistle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Oswaldtwistle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Oswaldtwistle

  • Accrington - This Lancashire based town has some nice canalside trails and a nature trail in nearby Woodnook
  • Blackburn - This Lancashire town has some nice canal trails, a local country park, several reservoirs and a significant hill to visit.
  • Haslingden - This walk climbs to an interesting art structure and viewpoint in Haslingden, Lancashire
  • Hyndburn Clog - A circular walk around Blackburn and Accrington in Lancashire, visiting a series of reservoirs and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
  • Calf Hey Reservoir - The attractive area of Haslingden Grane includes some nice walking trails around Calf Hey Reservoir and through the adjacent woodland
  • Darwen Tower - This circular walk takes you up Darwen Hill to Jubilee Tower from Tockholes in Lancashire
  • Roddlesworth Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around these pretty reservoirs near Darwen in Lancashire
  • Sunnyhurst Woods - Explores 85 acres of woodland on this circular walk through Sunnyhurst Woods in Darwen
  • Witton Country Park - This country park in Blackburn boasts nearly 500 acres of mixed woodland, parkland, grassland and farmland.
  • Witton Weavers Way - This circular walk starts and finishes in Witton Park near Blackburn
  • Bold Venture Park Darwen - This large park in Darwen is great for an easy afternoon stroll
  • Tockholes - This area in the West Pennine Moors is a popular place for walkers with woodland trails, reservoirs and a fantastic hill climbs to try.
  • Rossendale Way - This circular walk takes you on a tour of the lovely Rossendale area of Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
    The path passes Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Whitworth, Stubbins and Healey with a series of attractive reservoirs including Cowpe and Calf Hey real highlights
  • Fishmoor Reservoir - This reservoir in Blackburn is a nice place for an easy stroll in the town.
  • Haslingden Grane - This area of moorland in Rossendale includes several historic ruined farmhouses and a series of picturesque reservoirs.
  • Great Hill - This circular walk climbs to Great Hill near Blackburn in Lancashire.

Photos

Oswaldtwistle Mill Pond - geograph.org.uk - 798214

Oswaldtwistle Mill Pond

Immanuel and All Saints' Church, Oswaldtwistle - geograph.org.uk - 2964019

Immanuel and All Saints' Church, Oswaldtwistle

Weir on Tinker Brook - geograph.org.uk - 1158815

Weir on Tinker Brook

Reservoir on Cocker Brook - geograph.org.uk - 141910

Reservoir on Cocker Brook

Old track in the con finds of Oswaldtwistle Moor Wind Farm - geograph.org.uk - 2958364

Old track in the con finds of Oswaldtwistle Moor Wind Farm

Oswaldtwistle Moor - geograph.org.uk - 1895239

Oswaldtwistle Moor

Valley of Haslingden Grane - geograph.org.uk - 433049

Valley of Haslingden Grane. This wonderful glaciated valley includes several historic ruined farmhouses and a series of picturesque reservoirs.

Calf Hey reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 363604

Calf Hey reservoir

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