Pilgrims’ Way Booklet 2023

The route of the Pilgrims’ Way from Whalley to Manchester is described in detail in the booklet shown below. The book costs £3 and is available from Bury Tourist Information Centre, Moss Street, Bury (In the Fusiliers’ museum), or from Walk Leaders at the end of any of our guided walks. It can also be sent by post, costing £5 which includes p&p. Email info@westpennineway.org. You will then receive an email on how to pay by direct banking.

The Pilgrims’ Way is a thirty-six mile, fifty-eight kilometre route from Whalley through South East Lancashire to the heart of Greater Manchester, through a beautiful landscape, alongside historic canals and rivers, through interesting villages, across open moorland, along disused railways. It uses ‘Greenway’ corridors through towns and cities, making it a most interesting and enjoyable walk.

The trail can be done in sections. Public transport can be used to each starting point and back from each finishing point, except the Moorland section between Helmshore and Hawkshaw. There is a good railway service to Whalley and a regular Metro Link between Manchester and Bury which goes through Radcliffe, otherwise, it is by bus.