GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Great Hill Lancashire Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This circular walk climbs to Great Hill near Blackburn in Lancashire.
You can start the walk from the car park at the Tockholes Plantation just to the east of the hill. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south west up to the hill. The summit stands at a height of 383 metres, commanding fine views over the surrounding West Pennine Moors. On the way there are some surfaced stone paths, old stone walls and a ruined farmhouse to see in this remote moorland area.
To continue your walking in the area head a few miles south to Rivington Country Park where you can enjoy the popular climbs to Rivington Pike and Winter Hill.
The car park could also be used as a starting point to climb Darwen Tower which lies just to the north east.
The hill can also be climbed from Brinscall to the north west. See the video below for more details. other hill walk county - done kent, devon, hamp, corn, lancs, dorset.

Great Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Great Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Paved path leading to Great Hill - - 1838853

The sources ofBlack Brookand theRiver Roddlesworthare on the slopes of the hill.

Pimms and Great Hill - - 2337707

Pimms and Great Hill

Pimms - - 174528

Pimms. Ruins of an abandoned farmhouse on the slopes of Great Hill. The trees probably got established before the walls disappeared. The rest of the moor is treeless.

The path down to Pimms - - 2337579

The path down to Pimms

Windbreak at the top of Great Hill

Windbreak at the top of Great Hill

Dry stone wall near Calf Hey Brook, West Pennine Moors - - 1710989

Dry stone wall near Calf Hey Brook, West Pennine Moors


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