Tolkien Trail

An easy (but often muddy) walk around along the Tolkien Trail in the heart of the Ribble Valley.  There is a slight variation to the original route at the end as I went off to explore a mark on the map – simply ‘the cross’.  

Route info Easy
Distance 6.25 miles (approx)
Time 2.5 hours
Low Point 20m (approx)
High Point 100m(approx)
Height gain 80m (approx)
Terrain Road, good tracks, farrms
Bogs Minimal bud muddy
Dogs Ok (on leads in places)
Cow count 0+
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★

The above information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but you should always let someone know where you are going and what time you should be home. If using a GPS device, take a map and compass. Remember that mobiles don’t always have a signal. Click here for more safety information.

*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS

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Tolkien Trail


On this route


Tolkien Trail: Hurst Green, Warren Fold, Fax Fall Wood, Stonyhurst College, Observatories, Woodfields Farm, River Hodder, B6243, Cromwell’s Bridge (‘Old Brindge’ on map), Winkley Hall Farm, Ribble Way, Jumbles Rocks, ‘Cross’, Cross Gills, Whalley Road, Shireburn Arms.