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 areas will be closed for shooting on 6, 7, 14, 15, 18, 25 and 26 October 2016.  Popular walks to the Valley of Desolation, Simon’s Seat and Rocking Hall will therefore be closed.


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 areas. This exclusion includes the Valley of Desolation and Simon's Seat.

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