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 will not be closed for shooting until August 2018. Closure dates for shooting are usually posted at the beginning of August and at the beginning of each month there after.

This closure includes the following walks:

  • Valley of Desolation
  • Simon’s Seat
  • Rocking Hall

Closure dates for August will be posted at the beginning of August and the beginning of each month thereafter.

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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.