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.

Grouse shooting will take place on Barden Moor and Barden Fell from 12th August to 10th December. These areas will not be closed when shooting takes place, and therefore visitors are very welcome to walk there.

Dogs are not permitted on Barden Moor and Barden Fell.

Barden Moor and Barden Fell may be closed during a sustained dry period due to risk of fire.


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.