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Nestled at the foot of the West Pennines, the market town of Chorley is beautifully situated for some great days on the trails. Walks around Chorley take you up to stunning moorland viewpoints, amongst tranquil woodland and into verdant river valleys.

You have a wealth of hiking options. Your boots can take you onto the atmospheric hills that overlook the town, such as the prominent 1,191-foot (363 m) Rivington Pike with its iconic tower and staggering panorama. Back in the valleys, spring ushers in a colourful riot of wildflowers in the gorgeous woodland of Chorley’s country parks.

The manner in which the region’s industrial heritage has been reclaimed by nature is indicative of the character of hikes around Chorley. Wildlife abounds in nature reserves built around disused industrial sites, whilst nearby reservoirs offer delightful circular walks. Add pleasant canal ambles and riverside strolls and you’ll soon see why Chorley is such a walker’s delight.


Top 20 best walks and hikes around Chorley

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    Easy
    01:58
    4.49 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    01:22
    2.84 mi
    2.1 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    03:24
    7.98 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    05:30
    12.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Intermediate
    01:41
    3.62 mi
    2.1 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    6
    Intermediate
    02:44
    6.00 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    7
    Intermediate
    02:29
    5.32 mi
    2.1 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    8
    Intermediate
    03:09
    6.44 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Intermediate
    03:47
    8.40 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Difficult
    06:35
    14.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    11
    Intermediate
    03:10
    6.92 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Intermediate
    02:49
    6.07 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Intermediate
    02:08
    5.02 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Intermediate
    01:50
    4.38 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    15
    Intermediate
    03:58
    9.22 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Easy
    01:11
    2.48 mi
    2.1 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Intermediate
    02:33
    6.03 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    18
    Intermediate
    04:19
    9.64 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    19
    Intermediate
    01:25
    3.35 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    20
    Intermediate
    04:28
    9.95 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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