Lancashire offers plenty of options when it comes to walks and if you’re thinking about getting out and about, look no further as we might just have the inspiration you need.

While you might have your favourite routes, trying new ones can be fun too, especially when there is a pub or cafe stop en route.

To help you choose your next walk, we’ve rounded up five of Lancashire’s best walks with a pub or cafe along the way, according to AllTrails, so you can stop and enjoy refreshments.

All walking routes listed here have at least a 4.0 rating on AllTrails.

5 of the best pub or cafe walks to enjoy in Lancashire

Euxton Yarrow River Circular, near Chorley

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Difficulty: Easy

Rating: 4.2

This circular walking trail is 3.7km in length, ideal if you’re looking to get out and about before stopping off at the pub.

On average, it takes 54 minutes to complete. It’s open all year round and is described as a “beautiful” place “to visit anytime”.

You can enjoy the route with your dog as long as they’re kept on a lead. You’ll walk from Euxton Green and go through the woods before walking along the River Yarrow.

Take in views of the waterfall and river while keeping an eye out for birds.

It’s important to note that this walk only has a small amount of pavement and is mostly trails and visitors may not be able to complete the full route if they have mobility equipment.

AllTrails adds: “In the woods, visitors have noted that it would be a difficult place to try to use a stroller or wheelchair.”

Wellies are a must-have as the forest section can get very muddy after rain, snow and ice.

To find out more about the walk, you can visit the AllTrails website.

Wayoh Reservoir Circular, near Darwen

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Difficulty: Easy

Rating: 4.5

This walk is a bit longer at 5.3km and on average will take one hour and 12 minutes to do.

Dogs can join you on this route and, at points, are allowed off the lead. To access the walk, you can use the same car park as Turton and Entwistle reservoir.

While Wayoh Reservoir is quite a large area, you can choose to shorten it by using a curved bridge.

AllTrails adds: “Wayoh reservoir has a long outflow in very shallow cascades down to the waterworks at the southern end of the reservoir. It also has a fancy overflow system in the form of a large drop-hole that can be seen from the top of the dam.

“At times when water is falling down an eerie-looking mist forms above the hole in certain weather. The overflow is accessed from the dam but has a spiked gate so you can’t easily get a good look.”

To find out more about the walk, you can visit the AllTrails website.

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Difficulty: Moderate

Rating: 4.6

This walk is a much longer one at 12.4km and is located near Chorley. It takes, on average, three hours and 29 minutes to complete.

On this walk, you’ll see Rake Brook Reservoir, Lower Roddlesworth Reservoir, Upper Roddlesworth Reservoir, Darwen Hill, Sunnyhurst Hey Reservoir and Earnsdale Reservoir, AllTrails explains.

You’ll explore both open terrain and woodlands plus, you can choose to stop at the pub or café…or even both!

To find out more about the walk, you can visit the AllTrails website.

Quarry and Reservoir Circular from Holden Arms

Difficulty: Moderate

Rating: 4.5

You can enjoy this 9.5km circular walking route near Rossendale within around two hours and 32 minutes (average time to complete).

The walk starts and finishes in Holden Arms car park and it’s suitable for all except those with prams and wheelchairs.

Its highly recommended that you wear appropriate footwear, especially in wetter months, as there is a “slightly muddy mile from the end”.

You can expect “brilliant views” and enjoy a stop off at the café that’s located half way round and serves refreshments including coffee and bacon butties.

To find out more about the walk, you can visit the AllTrails website.

Great Mitton and Ribble Valley Circular

Difficulty: Moderate

Rating: 4.4

This route is a circular pub walk, starting from The Three Fishes in Great Mutton.

The circular walk is 7.9km in length and takes, on average, two hours and 13 minutes to do.

To find out more about the walk, you can visit the AllTrails website.

AllTrails says: “The Three Fishes is a welcoming country inn with plenty of character, the ideal spot for a bite to eat before or after your walk. The walking route introduces you to the heart of the Ribble Valley with superb views of Pendle Hill and a gentle riverside stroll.”

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You’ll see lots on this walk, including meadows, farms, footbridges and cattle.

All Trails adds: “The walk has only steady gradients with nothing too steep. It follows footpaths through farms, fields and riverside meadows, some of which can be quite muddy.

“There is one stretch of road walking so take care of traffic at this point. You will need to negotiate kissing gates, footbridges and several stiles. You may be sharing some of the fields with cattle and sheep. Allow 2.5 hours.”