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Blackburn with Darwen Walking & Cycling Festival 2015

Sunrise over Witton Park

Contact Information

Witton Park
Preston Old Road

Tel: 01254 666966

Blackburn with Darwen Walking & Cycling Festival 6th to 21st June 2015

A 16 day festival with over 30 walks, rambles & cycle rides. A great way to keep healthy, have fun & make new friends.

6th - 12th June is walking week with walks to suit everyone whatever your ability - from a 1.5 miles easy paced walk to 13.5 miles West Pennine Moor Challenge!
15th - 21st June is dedicated to cycling in conjunction with National Cycling Week. Pedal around the park, cycle the canal tow path, learn the basics of Mountain Biking or if you've never been on a bike before there is a special session to learn with qualified instructors!
Please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for a copy of the full programme of walks & cycle rides: 01254 688040 or email:

The Festival is organised by Blackburn with Darwen’s Countryside Services, alongside the Council's Re:fresh Team plus support from many local walking groups.

Road Directions

Witton Country Park is approx 1 mile to the west of Blackburn town centre and 2 miles from Junction 3 of the M65. The walks & rides start at various locations throughout the Borough so please check before you set off.

Public Transport Directions

The park is well served by local buses and is about 1/2 mile from Cherry Tree rail station.
By Bus - Service No. 152 to Preston from Blackburn Boulevard.

Note that some of the walks have different starting locations. Please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further information 01254 688040 . They will be able to help with local time tables & bus routes

Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact:
Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area)
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

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