Itinerary: The Secrets of Pendle Hill
Pendle’s slopes and summit have the wilderness feel of genuinely unspoiled landscapes and yet this famous hill lies within easy reach of Blackburn, Burnley, Preston, Manchester and the wider northwest.
Pendle Hill forms the boundary between urban Lancashire and the vast tracts of wild countryside that lie to the north. For those with an appetite for adventure, it’s incredibly accessible and provides a tantalizing foretaste of what lies beyond.
For walkers, there are at least seven different routes to the top and a wealth of walks through the pretty villages and picturesque valleys surrounding the hill. On a clear day the views are truly spectacular and a fitting reward for the challenging climb to the top.
Pendle is also popular with road cyclists, offering challenging climbs and exhilarating descents and a chance to stop off for a cuppa at the last surviving Clarion House in Britain.
And after an invigorating day on the trail or in the saddle, the area has a profusion of pubs, cafés and restaurants providing top notch tucker for weary wayfarers.
Whether you’re on the trail of the famous witches, in search of a new challenge, or simply want to admire the view from the summit, your epic Pendle Hill adventure starts here…
Itinerary produced by Forest of Bowland AONB