GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Whalley Nab

5 miles (8.5 km)

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 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Quaint Cornmill Mews - - 1635192

Quaint Cornmill Mews in Whalley village. Developed and yet still sympathetic to its origins, lanterns, cobble reflections and Christmas tree lights lift some of the December morning gloom.

Whalley Nab-King Street, Whalley - - 369035

The main road out of Whalley to Blackburn and Preston, with the tree covered Whalley Nab in the background

View to Whalley Nab - - 936506

View to Whalley Nab. Photo was taken from the footpath near Heys Farm and not far from Bowley Scout camp.

River Calder - - 812661

River Calder. Looking down stream from Cock Bridge

Whalley Nature Reserve - - 675313

Whalley Nature Reserve. The Nature trail at Spring Wood with beautiful autumn colours.

Teaching seat, Spring Wood, Whalley - - 58921

Teaching seat, Spring Wood. Spring Wood is a nature reserve next to Whalley Golf Course.

Former outbuildings, Read Hall - - 58964

Former outbuildings, Read Hall. Now private dwellings

Lancs Witches Walk at Sagar Heys, Read

Lancs Witches Walk at Sagar Heys, Read

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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