GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Waddington Walks

4 miles (6.5 km)

This delightful Lancashire village sits on the southern edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB in the beautiful Ribble Valley. It's a very pretty place with some historic buildings, the lovely Coronation Gardens and the picturesque Waddington Brook flowing through the village.
This circular walk from the village takes you through the surrounding countryside to visit Eaves Hall, West Bradford and the River Ribble.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths north east to Eaves House before coming to Eaves Hall. This fine Georgian mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is now used as a wedding venue.
The route then heads through the village of West Bradford where you can pick up a section of the Ribble Way and follow it south along the river to Horrocksford and Clitheroe. You then cross the river at Brungeley Bridge before following country lanes back into Waddington.

Postcode

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

Waddington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Waddington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Waddington

  • Ribble Way - Follow the River Ribble through the beautiful Ribble Valley from its mouth at Longton, near Preston, to the source at Gayle Moor in Yorkshire.
    You start at Longton just to the west of Preston and follow the river through Ribchester and Clitheroe, before reaching Gisburn
  • Clitheroe - Explore the Lancashire town of Clitheroe on this lovely walk in the Ribble Valley
  • Ribchester - Enjoy a stroll through the historical Lancashire village of Ribchester before following a section of the Ribble Way to Hothersall
  • Longridge Fell - Enjoy a walk to the summit of England's most southerley fell on this wonderful circular walk in the Forest of Bowland
  • Whalley Abbey and the River Calder - Visit the fascinating remains of thisformerCistercianabbey and enjoy a waterside stroll along the Calder River on this lovely circular walk in the Lancashie village of Whalley.
  • Spring Wood Whalley - Follow the nature trail through delightful woodland on this easy walk in Whalley
  • Pendle Hill - This walk climbs to the summit of Pendle Hill in Lancashire
  • Tolkien Trail - This literary trail explores an area of the Ribble Valley thought to have inspired some of the landscapes from J.R.R Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy
  • Pendle Hill Witches Walk - This double looped trail travels through the area associated with the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612
  • Eddisford Bridge - Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Ribble on this walk from Eddisford Bridge in Clitheroe
  • Parlick and Fair Snape Fell - This walk from Parlick Fell to Fair Snape Fell is considered one of the loveliest in the Forest of Bowland
  • Beacon Fell Country Park - Explore 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland in the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • Sawley - This walk explores the area around the Lancashire village of Sawley, visiting the historic Sawley Abbey and a particularly scenic stretch of the River Ribble.
  • Brock Bottom - This walk visits Brock Bottom near Garstang in the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • Bolton by Bowland - This delightful Lancashire village is in a great location for exploring the scenery of the lovely Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley
  • Gisburn - The Lancashire village of Gisburn is located in a lovely spot in the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Ribble Valley.
  • Calder Vale - This peaceful little village is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Pubs/Cafes

There's a few lovely pubs in the village including the splendid Higher Buck. They serve particularly fine food and have a good selection of ales. You can find them on the Square at postcode BB7 3HZ for your sat navs. The pub also provides rooms if you'd like to stay over. There's also the sister pub of the Lower Buck and the Waddington Arms which have nice garden areas.

Dog Walking

The country and river trails make for a fine dog walk and the Higher Buck mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east there's some fascinating history to be found in neighbouring Sawley. Here you can visit the ruins of the 12th century Sawley Abbey which is run by English Heritage.
Also in this area is the worthy village of Bolton by Bowland where there's two pretty village greens and views of the Skirden Beck.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Bowland Walks and the Ribble Valley Walks pages.

Photos

Waddington, Waddington Brook - geograph.org.uk - 3085854

Waddington Brook in the attractive village. Waddington is a regular winner of the LancashireBest Kept Villageawards.

Waddington, Lancashire - geograph.org.uk - 2384855

Waddington, Lancashire

Waddington Old Hall, Waddington - geograph.org.uk - 455034

Waddington Old Hall, Waddington

Gardens in Waddington - geograph.org.uk - 2384858

Gardens in Waddington

South front of Eaves Hall from the gardens - geograph.org.uk - 2884788

South front of Eaves Hall from the gardens

Clitheroe Road, West Bradford - geograph.org.uk - 2891054

Clitheroe Road, West Bradford

Horrocksford Bridge, West Bradford - geograph.org.uk - 241553

Horrocksford Bridge, West Bradford

Brungerley Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 236242

Brungerley Bridge. Stone bridge built c.1815 on the road between Clitheroe and Waddington, allegedly at the spot where Henry VI was captured.

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