A 15-MILE walk will take place in countryside environments which are believed inspired to have inspired J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Tolkien Trail will take place a few miles southwest from Clitheroe and include a walk through farmland, riverside paths, woodland and historical buildings.

J.R.R Tolkien, who spent time working on the Lord of the Rings at Stonyhurst College, is said to have been inspired by the countryside views whilst writing the Lord of the Rings novels.

One of the organisers of Manchester Weekend Walkers Jude Coker said: “This week’s walk is starting from Clitheroe as it’s such a beautiful area, with varied scenery, lots of interesting local history and landmarks.

“The Tolkien history adds another dimension to the walk, so it will be great for us to include the Tolkien Trail.”

The full day’s walk, which will last up to eight hours, will start from Manchester Victoria station at 8.53am and it is recommended walkers purchase a day return to Clitheroe of £11.30. The walk will start at Clitheroe station at 10.45am.

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