There’s nothing like getting out in the fresh air for a nice walk and if you’re looking forward to changing up your usual walk, look no further.

Bolton and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer when it comes to walking routes.

To help you decide your next route, we’ve rounded up some of the best circular walks in and around Bolton, according to AllTrails.

All walking routes here have at least a 4-star rating on the AllTrails website.

Rivington Hall and Rivington Pike Circular

This walk is 3.5km in length and will take around one hour and 22 minutes on average to complete.

The circular route is considered a moderate walk in terms of difficulty and offers “lovely views”.

As you head to Brere’s Meadow, up to Rivington Pike and back to the start via Rivington Gardens, you’re bound to encounter some “lovely views and scenic paths”.

You should take care on the rougher and steeper sections of this walk, especially when conditions are wetter. You’ll need suitable footwear for the walk.

Find out more about the walking route and fishing requirements via the AllTrails website.

Turton and Entwistle Reservoir Circular

A slightly longer walk at 4km, this route is an easy one and thought to take an average of 49 minutes to complete.

This trail is family-friendly and you’ll walk around the edge of the reservoir.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife or look forward to a picnic on one of the benches.

AllTrails said: “The path is generally good and suitable for robust prams. However, care is needed in wetter conditions when the paths can be muddy and have puddles in places. Appropriate footwear is advised”.

Dogs are allowed but owners are responsible for picking up all dog mess.

AllTrails added: “There is limited parking available at the trailhead, also fairly narrow driving to it so take care.”

Find out more about the walking route via the AllTrails website.

Wayoh and Turton and Entwistle Reservoirs

If you’re looking for a longer walk, this could be the one for you – it’s 8.4km in length and considered to be of moderate difficulty.

This “wonderful circular route” takes one hour and 50 minutes to complete on average and begins at Entwistle Station.

Find out more about the walking route via the AllTrails website.

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Walkers will visit Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Hall Shores Plantation, Lower House Plantation, Simms Meadow Plantation, Fox Hill Plantation, Battridge Clough, Wayoh Reservoir and The West Pennine Remembrance Park.

As it’s relatively flat, this route is suitable for a range of ages and fitness levels. You can also bring your dog along.

Keep an eye out for lovely views all year round and see if you can spot the deer and other wildlife as you complete the route.