2.7 of 5 (5 votes)

Lad Law from Trawden

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Lancashire, England, about 9.48km (5.89 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 306m (1003ft)
Loss 315m (1033ft)
Max. Elevation 510m (1673ft)
Elevation (total) 621m (2036ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.48km
Duration ~3:45
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 01 Jan 2010
This short walk in the South Pennines is a great half day out - perfect for stretching the legs before a longer walk across the moors. It's popular walking country, too - the route crosses the Pendle Way and the Pennine Way is not too far east. Start from Trawden, which has good bus links to nearby towns.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SD911385
At the church in Trawden, walk along the road heading southeast - Lad Law rises up straight ahead as a useful check that you are heading the right way!
Footpath to Lad Law About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
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Just before Hollin Hall, a footpath leaves the southern side of the road. Follow this to the woody section near Gilford Clough.
Bedding Hill Moor About 1.71 km (~1.06 miles) from
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Cross the Pendle Way and take the permitted footpath on to Lad Law. Be warned - it's a pretty steep climb!
Lad Law About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
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Lad Law is the summit of Boulsworth Hill, 517m high. Despite being so close to the mill towns of Lancashire, it feels a long way from anywhere up here.
Pendle Way About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
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Follow the permitted footpath down again from the summit, and rejoin the Pendle Way near Spoutley Lumb. You can return directly to Trawden, but a more enjoyable option is to follow the Pendle Way a short distance to Turnhole Clough.
Wycoller About 2.57 km (~1.6 miles) from
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At Turnhole Clough, turn off for the village of Wycoller. From here, it's a short trek across the fields back to Trawden.
Back to Trawden About 2.19 km (~1.36 miles) from
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Catch the bus back from Trawden. The pub of choice is the Trawden Arms on Church Street.

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