Nature Walks Circular trails around Roughlee


Nature is ever-present in Roughlee, which is part of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As you spend time enjoying our natural surroundings, get to know it better: learning the names of wildlife and flowers; spotting creatures through your binoculars; watching how the landscape changes through the seasons.

John Lamb, Senior Conservation Officer (Lancashire) at The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, worked with Roughlee Parish Council to identify a series of circular walks and nature trails that join up local features of interest including archaeology, geology and geomorphology, local history and culture wildlife sites, semi-natural habitats and species of interest. We hope you find it a useful guide to help explore some of the natural surroundings of Roughlee village.

List of walks

Roughlee Parish boundary walk – Approx. 14km, 8.8 miles

Woodland Walks

Grassland Walks

Historical Highlights in Roughlee

Additional thanks to Catherine Dobson for supporting the development of this guide. This project received funding from the Pendle Hill Fund, which is part of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.