January is ‘Walk Your Dog Month’

When winter walks become a chore, we need a reminder to get outside and explore!

January is National walk your dog month and Hyndburn has some fantastic walks, local parks and beautiful outdoor spaces to discover.

Have you ticked all these places off your list?

Hyndburn has 11 parks! Discover each one here:


Countryside and woodlands in Hyndburn:

There are 3 Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) in Hyndburn, 2 of these being the biggest in the whole of Lancashire! These include Peel Park & the Coppice LNR and Woodnook Vale LNR in Accrington. Church (town) is also the mid-point of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. There are many more areas to explore including Foxhill Bank LNR, Clayton Forest Park, Jack House and Spout House woodlands.

Walking the wonders of Hyndburn

Did you know, local organisation, Prospects Foundation have series of self-guided walk leaflets, for you, to explore the wonders that Hyndburn has to offer

Whether you are new to walking, or are more experienced, prospects have you covered

They range from:

shorter walks of 2-3 miles

medium walks 3-6 miles

longer walks of 7-10+ miles

Covering smooth, easy, moderate, and rough terrains

Check out Prospects Foundation’s Website https://prospectsfoundation.org.uk/walking/

Pictured: 10 year old Roxy enjoying her walkies with her family

Remember: when exercising outdoors you MUST social distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. For current government restrictions in place please visit: www.gov.uk

Pictured: Walter, Rufus, Floyd and Jess enjoying the outdoors

PS: Always clean up after your dog, no one wants it on their shoes! Remember to keep you dog on a lead through farms and on country lanes.