This circular walk from the Lancashire village of Whalley visits Whalley Nab and the Spring Wood Nature Reserve. There's some lovely woodland trails, riverside paths along the River Calder and fine views from the high points.
The walk starts in the village centre and then heads south to cross the River Calder and visit Nab Wood and Whalley Banks. Continue south east and you will soon meet with the River Calder where you can follow a riverside path to Cock Bridge.
Cross the bridge and then follow footpaths north east to Read Park and Read Hall. You continue north to cross the Sabden Brook on Read Old Bridge before passing Portfield and Clerk Hill. Here you turn west to enter the Spring Wood Nature Reserve where there's lots of wildlife, a nature trail and carpets of bluebells in the spring time.
After passing west through the wood you soon return to Whalley village.
Whalley Nab Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Whalley Nab Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Whalley Nab OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Whalley Nab Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around the village you could try the Whalley Abbey and the River Calder Walk. Here you'll find the atmospheric abbey ruins surrounded by delightful grounds and gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Ribble Valley Walks and Lancashire Walks pages.