Pendle Hill Walks, That Promise Breathtaking Views

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Today we are looking at some Pendle Hill walks for walkers of different levels. If you are planning to visit Pendle then you are in for a treat. Pendle is a district in Lancashire known for its rich history, especially of our beloved Pendle Witches. If you are in the area also check out the Witches shop in the village of Newchurch-In-Pendle.

Not only does Lancashire have a rich history, it also boasts the warmest people and views to quite honestly be reckoned with! Every day I consider myself lucky to live in one on the prettiest places I have ever seen. Thus thought it a great idea to to share some glorious walks for visitors wanting a gorgeous walk, some with great country pubs along the way.

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Pendle Hill Walks with great views

Pendle Hill Walks, That Promise Breathtaking Views

Pendle Hill Circular Walk

The Pendle Hill Circular Walk is a popular hiking route in Lancashire. which takes in the famous Pendle Hill. The walk is approximately 10 miles long and takes around 5-6 hours to complete, depending on your fitness level and pace. Here’s a detailed description of the route:

  1. Starting Point: The walk begins at the village of Barley, where there is a pay and display car park. From the car park, head north along the road towards the Pendle Inn pub.
  2. Turn left just after the Pendle Inn pub and follow the path that leads up towards Lower Black Moss Reservoir. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, and it takes you through a beautiful wooded area before opening out onto the moorland.
  3. From Lower Black Moss Reservoir, follow the path that leads uphill towards Upper Ogden Reservoir. The path is steep in places, but the views from the top are spectacular.
  4. Continue along the path from Upper Ogden Reservoir towards Pendle Hill summit. The path becomes steeper as you approach the summit, but the views from the top are well worth the effort.
  5. From Pendle Hill summit, follow the path that leads down towards Downham. The path is steep in places, but there are some great views of the surrounding countryside.
  6. From Downham, follow the road that leads back towards Barley. The road is quiet and peaceful, and it takes you through some lovely countryside.
  7. Once you reach Barley, head back to the car park where you started the walk although its worth checking in the Pendle Inn or Barley Mow for a late lunch.
Pendle Hill View From The Sculpture Trail Pendle Hill Walks, That Promise Breathtaking Views

Nick of Pendle Walk

This walk starts in the village of Sabden and takes you up to the Nick of Pendle (400m), a saddle between the two peaks of Pendle Hill. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland. The route then descends via a gentle path through fields and farmland back to Sabden. The walk is approximately 4 miles long and can take around 2-3 hours to complete.

Nick of Pendle Walk

Barley to Black Moss Reservoirs Walk

The Barley to Black Moss Reservoirs Walk is a scenic hiking route in the Pendle Hill area of Lancashire, England. It is a circular walk that is approximately 6 miles long and takes around 2-3 hours to complete, depending on your pace and fitness level. Here’s a detailed description of the route:

  1. The walk begins in the village of Barley from the car park. You will also find a cafe here. Head south along the road towards the Pendle Inn pub.
  2. Just after the Pendle Inn pub, turn left and follow the footpath that leads towards Upper Black Moss Reservoir. This takes you through a woodland area before opening out onto the moorland and breathtaking views.
  3. Follow the path that leads downhill towards Lower Black Moss Reservoir. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, and it takes you past some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
  4. From Lower Black Moss Reservoir, follow the path that leads back towards Barley. The path is flat and easy to walk, and it takes you through some lovely countryside and woodland.
  5. Once you reach Barley, head for a well deserved drink and snack before heading back to the car park.

The Barley to Black Moss Reservoirs Walk is a relatively easy and enjoyable hike that takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in Lancashire. It is suitable for hikers of all levels of experience and is a great way to explore the countryside and get some exercise at the same time.

Pendle Hill From Barley
What to do in Pendle with kids

Pendle Waterfall Walk

The Pendle Waterfall Walk is a scenic hiking route in the Pendle Hill area of Lancashire, England. It is a circular walk that is approximately 4 miles long and takes around 2 hours to complete, depending on your pace and fitness level. Here’s a detailed description of the route:

  1. The walk begins at the village of Barley, head our of the car park to the crossroads where you will find Barley Village Hall.
  2. Go up the right hand side of the village hall and follow the footpath that leads uphill towards the clough. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, and it takes you through some beautiful countryside and woodland.
  3. From Ogden Clough, follow the path that leads uphill towards Upper Ogden Reservoir. The path is steep in places, but the views from the top are breathtaking and worth the effort. Once you reach the reservoir, follow the path that leads downhill towards the waterfall. If you are walking with children this is a good point you can go back. Alternatively you can continue but it does get a little rocky.
  4. From Upper Ogden Reservoir, follow the path that leads downhill towards the Pendle Waterfall. The path is steep and rocky in places, but the waterfall is well worth the effort. It is a beautiful spot to rest and take in the views.
  5. From the waterfall, follow the path that leads downhill towards Lower Ogden Reservoir. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, and it takes you through some lovely countryside and woodland.
  6. From Lower Ogden Reservoir, follow the path that leads back towards Barley. The path is flat and easy to walk, and it takes you through some beautiful countryside and woodland.

Overall, the Pendle Waterfall Walk is a moderately challenging hike that takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pendle Hill area. It is suitable for hikers of all levels of experience and is a great way to explore the countryside and get some exercise at the same time.

Ogden Reservoir Walk
My Sunday Photo A Sunny Walk
Walks to do in Lancashire

Pendle Sculpture Trail Walk

This is one of the great Pendle Hill Walks for families with children. Rather than walking Pendle you are walking adjacent and thus enjoying Pendle as part of the scenery. The sculpture trail gives little ones something to look for with its magical mystical creatures. Thus giving the walk another element. Expect the walk to take 1-2 hours depending on little feet. See more about the trail.

Where Is Pendle Sculpture Trail
  1. The walk begins in the village of Barley from the car park. You will also find a cafe here its a good idea to stock up with snacks or a picnic. Head south along the road towards the Pendle Inn pub.
  2. Just after the Pendle Inn pub, turn left then right onto Barley Lane that leads towards the Pendle Sculpture Trail.
  3. Pendle Sculpture Trail: The Pendle Sculpture Trail is a circular path that takes you through the forest of Bowland and showcases a collection of unique sculptures that are inspired by the history and culture of the area. Follow the trail and take your time to admire the sculptures and enjoy the beautiful woodland scenery.
Pixie Sculpture at the Pendle Trail

In Conclusion

There are some incredible Pendle Hill Walks for all walking levels. And remember these aren’t set in stone. We often do part of a walk if time is limited, as it has to be fun. Also if you just want to go for a stroll check our these spots to get ice cream near Pendle Hill.

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