The Forest of BowlandCaton-with-Littledale is situated within the Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty so we have some wonderful countryside for you to enjoy. 

Four circular walks within the Parish

These walks were developed by the Caton-with-Littledale Footpath Group with support from Lancashire Countryside Service.

  1. Caton Village Walk – 4 mile walk exploring Caton and Brookhouse
  2. Riverside Walk – 5 mile walk along the banks of the River Lune
  3. Annas Ghyll Walk – 3 miles through fields and lanes
  4. Littledale Walk – 5 miles through hills and dales

Four circular walks within the Parish

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Caton Moor Tramper Trail

The Tramper is a specially designed four wheel drive all-terrain electric buggy which can be used off road and even on rough ground, mud and grass. It enables people who have difficulty walking to experience the countryside, woodlands and lakesides; and to accompany their friends and families when out walking.  The Forest of Bowland has some for hire at country parks. There is a well-signposted tramper trail on Caton Moor. 

Lune Millennium Way

The Lune Millennium Park is an smooth, hard surfaced path which covers a distance of 10km (6 miles approx.) from Lancaster to Caton. The path follows the course of a disused railway and so is relatively level. As the path is mixed use, walkers will come across cyclists.

Lune Valley Ramble

The Lune Valley Ramble is 16½ miles (26.5 km) long and traces the course of the River Lune’s lower reaches through some of the North West’s finest lowland countryside. Bounded by high moors, limestone hills and shadowed by the distant peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Leck Fell, the route offers excellent, easy walking and is signposted and waymarked throughout.

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The Lunesdale Walk

The Lunesdale Walk traces a figure of eight, crossing at Loyn Bridge, about half a mile north of Hornby. It is waymarked throughout its 37 mile (59kms) length with dedicated waymark discs (a yellow arrow and walk name on a green background).You can pick up the Walk at any point along its length, but the most easily accessible locations are at Carnforth, Hornby and Wennington. It’s ideal for a long weekend break (for the whole route) or for linear and circular day walks.

The Lune Valley is well served by both local bus and rail services which may be used to access the Lunesdale Walk at various points along its route, meaning you can enjoy a day’s walk without the need for a car!

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Carnforth Canal Walks

Carnforth Canal Walks exploring the glorious countryside near the Lancaster Canal.

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Saunterings – walking blog by John Self