Colne’s Footpath Network

Colne sits in some of the most glorious countryside in upland Lancashire.  We are also blessed with some great walks – along South Valley or across the ancient woodland on the Alkincoats Estate.

Our councillors decided that footpaths are so important to our residents that we pay an additional sum to Pendle Council and LCC for “enhanced access”, which means that our footpaths are kept up to a higher standard. If you encounter any problems on a Colne Footpath, let us know precisely where and we will pass the information on.

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Last year, we awarded a grant to Lidgett & Beyond, the community group in East Colne (, to create the first new route for years : The East Colne Way. This route is now ready for walking and is on the doorstep of Horsfield and Lidgett. Lidgett & Beyond still has more work to do and is busy adding additional benches and information boards. The East Colne Way is a circular, moderate walk of approximately five miles and passes through not only lovely countryside, but areas of historical interest too.

You can also see links below to other, more established Colne walks. Enjoy!

Three Villages Walk
Atom Walk
Foulridge Walk
Bronte Walk
Colne Heritage Trail
East Colne Way
Fearndean Way
Canal Walk 1
Canal Walk 2
Canal Walk 3
Canal Walk 4