8 great walks near Pendle Hill

Pendle Evening by Karol Gajewski

Pendle Evening by Karol Gajewski - Credit: Archant

Pendle Hill is one of the most iconic landmarks in Lancashire and you can enjoy the beautiful countryside, spectacular views and fascinating from a number of starting points in the Ribble Valley.

Autumn in Downham by Karol Gajewski

Autumn in Downham by Karol Gajewski - Credit: Archant

Downham and Pendle Hill
Set off from the pretty village of Downhan towards Worsaw Hill before your ascent onto Pendle Hill.
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Sabden by John Lenehan

Sabden by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Sabden and Apronful Hill
Sabden sits in a valley and is surrounded the imposing Pendle Hill and Padiham Heights, this walk tackles the sunnit of nearby Apronful Hill.
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Pendle from above Barley by John Lenehan

Pendle from above Barley by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Barley Circular
Barley is probably the most popular starting point for a climb up Pendle Hill. If the climb to the summit is not for you, this circular route takes in Lower Black Moss Reservoir and skirts under the Big End to Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs.
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Looking up Ogden Clough

Looking up Ogden Clough - Credit: John Lenehan

Barley to Pendle Hill
If you do want to tackle the summit of Pendle Hill from Barley, this walk takes you to the summit Triangulation Pillar of Pendle Hill that stands at 1827ft /557metres above sea level via Ogden Clough.
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Barrowford Heritage Centre by John Christopher Wood

Barrowford Heritage Centre by John Christopher Wood - Credit: Archant

Barrowford
Barrowford lies on the south-eastern edge of Pendle Hill, this walk starts and finishes in Barrowford, takes in witches, a canal and some breathtaking views.
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Pendle From Pendleton by John Lenehan

Pendle From Pendleton by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Pendleton to Downham
This walk takes in the villages Pendleton, Downham, and Worston which the north west edge of Pendle Hill.
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Read's changing landscape by John Cocks

Read's changing landscape by John Cocks - Credit: Archant

Read, Sabden and Pendle Hill
This walk visits Pendle country but doesn't involve climbing Pendle Hill, instead you explore the area of wooded, rolling country to the south of it bounded by Sabden and Read.
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Newchurch is famous for the witches but its location is spectaular

Newchurch is famous for the witches but its location is spectaular - Credit: Archant

Newchurch in Pendle
Starting out at Fence, this circular walk takes in some beautiful countryside as well the home of one of the most important figures in the Lancashire Witch Trials.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.
We recommend you consult an up to date OS map to plan your route ahead.