Langden Valley and Hareden Fell

Route info
Distance 7.5 miles
Time 2.5 hrs
Low Point 150m (approx)
High Point 400m (approx)
Height gain 250m (approx)
Terrain Good tracks, one stream crossing
Bogs Mostly ok, a little boggy on top
Dogs On leads in some places
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 13,907
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs  640 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 1355 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.



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Route description

Langden_and_Hareden_Walk (17)This classic circular walk is definitely one of my favourite walks in the Forest of Bowland.  Park up just by Hareden and you can either walk up the road to Langden or use the path alongside Langden Brook.  We chose the road so we could make good time.

Eventually you reach the entrance to Langden, turn left here following the path through the high trees.  The path takes the right of the water works and from hereon it’s really easy to follow.  After about 500m the path splits in two and today we took the low path on the left.  Either is fine because they meet up another 500m or so along the track.

Once at Langden Castle ruin the route crosses Langden Brook and then Bleadale Water, it’s a tricky path to follow and you might get your feet a little wet, but you soon meet up with a good path that follows Bleadale Water.

After about 600m the route splits off to the left and meanders up Hareden Fell.  The path dimineshes as you reach the top of Haerden so use your bearings to meet up with the shooter’s track which drops down the other side of Hareden.

Again this path is very easy to follow and leads you right back to Hareden Farm and then the parking spot.

On this route

Hareden, Trough of Bowland, Trough Road, Smelt Mill, Langden, Langden Brook, Langden Castle (ruin), Bleadale Water, Hareden Fell, Hareden Brook, Hareden Farm.