GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gawthorpe Hall Walk

4 miles (6 km)

Explore the parkland and countryside surrounding this Elizabethancountry house inPadiham. The circular trail includes riverside paths along the River Calder and some nice woodland trails as well. The historic estate includes lovely gardens, a number of old listed buildings and a 17th century Great Hall. Inside there's wonderful exhibitions including the North West’s largest collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
The walk starts at the hall and heads along the Calder before crossing to the other side on a bridge. On the northern side you pick up the Burnley Way which will take you along a waymarked path through the Grove Lane Plantation to Hunters Oak. Here you cross the river again and follow a footpath through Hagg Wood before returning to the hall.


BB12 8UA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Gawthorpe Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gawthorpe Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a nice National Trust tea room on site for some refreshments after your walk.

Dog Walking

The area is great for dog walking with woodland, parkland and countryside.In the hall grounds dogsare welcome in the gardens and woodland areas the should be kept under close control on leads.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Bronte Way long distance footpath actually starts/finishes at the hall. The hall was visited by author Charlotte Bronte on several occasions. The waymarked trail is a good way of extending your walking in the area. You could follow it east and link up the with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and enjoy a stroll along the towpath. The Pendle Way can also be picked up in this area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Great Barn and coach House, Gawthorpe Hall-geograph-3101023-by-K--A

The Great Barn and coach House, Gawthorpe Hall

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Gawthorpe Hall

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River Calder, Gawthorpe hall

Formal garden, Gawthorpe Hall

Formal garden, Gawthorpe Hall

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Stone planter with inset tiles In grounds of Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire

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Stockbridge Lodge The western one of the two lodges to Gawthorpe Hall.


GPS Files

GPX File

Gawthorpe Hall.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Gawthorpe Hall.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)