Walks and Trails

Whether you wander beside the river, cross the exposed purple heights of the heather moorland or explore the woodland nature trails, there is something for everyone.

Barden Moor and Barden Fell Open Access may be closed if there is a risk of fire or for shooting (Aug-Dec).

Barden Moor and Barden Fell Open Access will not be closed for shooting until September 2019.
Closure dates for shooting will be posted at the beginning of September and at the beginning of each month thereafter.

Closures include the following walks:

  • Valley of Desolation
  • Simon’s Seat
  • Rocking Hall
Download the walk to Simon's Seat ▸


Dogs are welcome on all the riverside paths. We ask visitors to keep their dogs on a lead while walking on the woodland trails to ensure the protection of the ground flora and fauna. It is also to prevent any possible accidents, some of the woodland paths are narrow and not all visitors like dogs.

Dogs are not allowed on the Barden Fell and Barden Moor Open Access. This exclusion includes the Valley of Desolation and Simon's Seat.