Walking is not only good for you physically, but it also has many other advantages for your wellbeing. Taking time to walk in nature has been proven to help with depression, reduce anxiety and improve your mood. If done regularly, it will strengthen your bones and muscles and promote weight loss.
Did you know? Plants emit a chemical called phytoncides that help strengthen the immune system.
Start your walking adventures in our beautiful county, Lancashire, where there are many great places to explore with your family, dog, or friend.
Here are our top 5 places to visit:
Beacon Fall Country park promises 110 hectares of remarkable woodland, moorland, and farmland with plenty of wildlife to discover. You can also venture up to the Beacon Fell summit that is 266 meters above sea level with breath-taking views.
The Forest of Bowland is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has many spots for you to explore. You could visit Hornby Castle or the stepping-stones over the River Hodder.
Yarrow Valley has over 700 acres of land with woodland pathways. The area has local historical importance with the land being used for bleaching, dyeing, calico printing, and mining. Set off you walk at the Visitors Center to grab a free history leaflet and learn the history of the area.
This beautiful and natural setting is on the outskirts of Burnley and promises a tranquil walk around the seven-acre lake with stunning views.
Hatch Brook Waterfall is situated in Brinscall Woods and can be discovered as part of a walk around the Wheelton Plantation which is packed with industrial ruins and miming remains.
Lancashire offers many beautiful scenic walks that can massively impact your physical health and wellbeing. There are lots of places to explore. Why not download the AllTrails app which can be used as a guide to the wonderful world outdoors? And remember, do your research before you start. Make sure the walking trail is right for you, don’t overexert yourself; start small, and before you know it, you will be a walking pro!
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