Great Outdoors

The Hills and Moors

There are some great hill walks across Pendle Hill or on any of the surrounding moors such as Great Hameldon which lies between Accrington and Burnley, Darwen Moor and Tower, south of Blackburn, and, Boulsworth Hill, east of Nelson. Experience the wind in you hair and the sound of the moorland birds!

These outdoors have big spaces and open views for miles, north to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, south to  the Rossendale Forest, west to the Forest of Bowland and even views of Blackpool Tower and the silver line of the sea in the distance.

Wycoller Country Park

Wycoller Country Park is a great place for walkers of all ages. More sheltered than the nearby moors, there are car parks, a takeaway and a visitor centre. Wycoller’s medieval vaccary walls, ruined hall, historic clothiers houses and ancient barns make for a fascinating place to explore. Much loved by the Brontë sisters of Haworth, Wycoller is also rich in birds and wildlife.

Pendle Hill seen from the Wycoller Atom Panopticon
Old Pack Horse Bridge Wycoller

Walled garden, Bluebell Wood and Barrowford Park

A visit to the Pendle Heritage Centre can include a wander around the Walled Garden and Bluebell Wood before, perhaps, a walk along the Higherford Water Power Trail into the Pendle countryside or a gentler stroll through Barrowford Park.

Bluebell Wood Pendle Heritage Centre

Barley Picnic Site

Barley is a pretty Pendle village with a great pub, The Pendle Inn, and many old stone buildings to explore. The picnic site is close to the stream and has lawns, benches, a playground, takeaway and car parks. It is an ideal place for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors.