GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Inn at Whitewell Walks

10 miles (16.5 km)

Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB from the Inn at Whitewell on this lovely circular walk. The splendid inn is in a wonderful location next to the River Hodder near the Lancashire town of Clitheroe. It's a great place to stay for walkers with a number of fine footpaths to follow into the surrounding countryside.
Starting at the inn you head north toward the noteworthy Dunsop Bridge. The pretty village lies very close to the geographic centreofGreat Britain at theconfluenceof theRiver Dunsopand theRiver Hodder. From the village you can pick up a trail heading north along the River Dunsop, with woodland on either side. The path then bends round past Whin Fell to Brennand Farm where you head south through the wonderful Trough of Bowland. The 'Trough' is a particularly scenic area of the AONB with its gorgeous valleys, moorland and wooded areas.
Follow the trails south through the scenic area to Sykes Farm where you pick up another waterside trail along the Langdon Brook. This will lead you back to Dunsop Bridge where you can follow the road back to the Inn at Whitewell.
To continue your riverside walking from the Inn you could pick up the Hodder Way long distance trail. You can follow the trail to the lovely Stocks Reservoir which is another highlight of the area.
Also nearby is the climb to Parlick and Fair Snape Fell where you can enjoy some wonderful views over the area.


BB7 3AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Inn at Whitewell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Inn at Whitewell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you have some time pay a visit to the nearby Bowland Wild Boar Park. The park is a highglight of the area withanimal feeding, tractor rides, plays areas and a cafe. There's also some nice riverside walks along the River Hodder here too.
There's lots of different animals in the park including Red Deer, Peacock, Ostriches, Emu and of course Wild Boar. You can explore the site on 7 different waymarked nature trails. It's a lovely place for a stroll with bluebell woods, sculptures and plenty of wildlife to look out for on the way.
The park is located in the heart of the Trough of Bowland situated about 2 miles from the picturesque village of Chipping, on the Chipping to Dunsop Bridge road. They are signposted clearly from Chipping and have a postcode of PR3 2QT for your sat navs.
Bowland Wild Boar Park (geograph 3369309) Good Catch - - 206772
Above: Views of the park with the River Hodder and a wooden sculpture on the right.


The Inn at Whitewell - - 1003494

The Inn at Whitewell

River Hodder from Burholme Bridge - - 1262774

River Hodder from Burholme Bridge

The confluence of the River Hodder and the River Dunsop - - 414270

The confluence of the River Hodder and the River Dunsop

Burholme Bridge - - 694408

Burholme Bridge

River Dunsop - - 996230

River Dunsop

Brennand Valley - - 567512

Brennand Valley

Looking over fields to the Trough of Bowland - - 967149

Looking over fields to the Trough of Bowland

The Trough road as it passes through Sykes - - 967157

The Trough road as it passes through Sykes

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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