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Tolkien Trail

Hurst Green BB7 9QS, England
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In the footsteps of J.R. Tolkien

Great walk. Approximately 5.5 miles of mixed farmland, woodland and riverside walking. Took approx... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Frank N
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Sydney, Australia
A very nice bracing walk.

It was a challenging 5 miles through boggy fields and woods but a must-do on our list and we are so... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Karen M
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Great walk. Approximately 5.5 miles of mixed farmland, woodland and riverside walking. Took approx. 3 hours. Take your walking boots as sections of farmland can be quite muddy. A relatively easy mix of hillside and flat walking presented great views of Stoneyhurst College and surrounding...More

1  Thank Frank N
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

It was a challenging 5 miles through boggy fields and woods but a must-do on our list and we are so glad we did it. But boy did we earn that drink at the end!

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

As previously mentioned the start of the trail was difficult to find. We had a printed map with directions, but this was very confusing in places. We were told we would see the domes of the college, but they weren't obvious from where we were...More

2  Thank Lynne F
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

5 miles fairly eay walk. pick a dry day as it get muddy, very muddy. Also the start is a little difficult to find. plenty to see and take a picnic to eat by the riverbank.

2  Thank glenn r
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have been doing a few walks around lancashire with my dog and come across the footsteps of JRR Tolkien trail on a lancashire walks site which had a map to hand of the trail in detail. There are numerous places to park around the...More

1  Thank gazken1981
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning walk beautiful setting stopped at the Bayley Arms in Hurst Green and had a lovely meal to finish off a perfect day

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Loved every minute of this walk and discovering new sights at every turn. Be prepared as 5 and a half miles long and lots of styles to climb over. Good walking shoes and refreshments. But just loved it all.

Thank Sians100
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Discovered this trail randomly when arranging a lunch at the Shireburn Arms (where the trail starts - excellent food!). Took the dogs and was pleasantly surprised. Took us a good 3 hours to get round with little stops. Trail takes you through a variety of...More

Thank vicki p
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Being a massive Tolkien fan, I was thrilled to discover this trail and the famous Stonyhurst College. If you are in the Lancashire area - I highly recommend this trail, great for ramblers, nature and history lovers.

Thank Nia B
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful and varied walk which takes around 2.5 - 3 hours. There are a variety of sights for everyone including a stop at Stony Hurst college, beautiful rivers and views. I would following the instructions from the leaflet which can be found online, however...More

Thank cwatkinson
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