David King, who lived in Rimington and for many years was secretary to the Parish Council, will be known to many villagers as a keen walker. In 1999 David produced 5 village walks, in PDF format.

David K and dogs

Early in 2020 Trevor and Lesley Marklew (of Sandilands Farm) did all of these walks with a view to checking them out for enjoyment by villagers during the Covid 19 lockdown period and after.
They discovered that over the years there had been numerous changes on the ground which required some considerable changes to the information contained in the PDFs.  
As a result they realised that it would be easier and simpler for everyone if, instead of numerous addenda, they produced revised versions of these walks; each one comprising a map, pictures of relevant stiles, gates etc. and walking instructions.
These updated versions, as at May 2020, along with David’s original documents are now on the website. They can be printed out, viewed on tablets, mobiles etc. We hope that some children, as well as adults, will be able to use them.
Trevor and Lesley hope you will enjoy these routes as much as they enjoyed working on them. Their thanks go to Andrea and Tony Perry for testing out the revised versions.
They are finding that changes are occurring quite frequently so if you want to draw anything to their attention they will be pleased to make alterations.
Happy walking!
Lesley and Trevor Marklew
Please respect the countryside & always follow the Natural England Countryside Code, and of course, at the moment, social distancing rules.

Lesley and Trevor's PDFs here - click on highlighted link to get PDF

David King's walk 1 - T & L Version Sep 2020 (pdf)
Ings Beck & ridge

Bridge over Ings Beck  Rainbow near Hollins


David King's walk 2 - T & L Version Sep 2020 (pdf)
Stankill, Dudlands & Rimington Mill

Bridge over Stankill Beck  Rimington Corn Mill

David King's walk 3 - T & L Version Sep 2020 (pdf)
Hollins, Newby & Rimington Bridge

Ford near Newby  Newby trough road side

David King's walk 4 - T & L Version Sep 2020 (pdf)
Stoops, Newby Hall & clapper bridge

Newby Hall  Clapper bridge


David King's walk 5 - T & L Version Sep 2020 (pdf)
Ings Beck, Twiston Mill & Lowergate

Twiston Mill  Main Street

David King's PDFs here

David King's original Walk 1 (pdf)

David King's original Walk 2 (pdf)

David King's original Walk 3 (pdf)

David King's original Walk 4 (pdf)

David King's original Walk 5 (pdf)


Here is an extract from the local Ordnance Survey map showing all footpaths - the dotted green lines.

Rimington map

Rimington & Middop Parish Council Licence Number 100062491. Based upon the Ordnance Survey mapping with the permission of the Controller of His Majesty's Stationery Office. Crown Copyright unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings


The Visit Lancashire website has many walks on it click here

The Countryside Code

  1. Respect everyone
  2. Protect the environment
  3. Enjoy the outdoors
  4. Know the signs and symbols of the countryside

To see the complete Code please click here