5 of 5 (1 vote)

Pendle Hill

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Lancashire, England, about 8.50km (5.28 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 328m (1076ft)
Descent 324m (1062ft)
Max. Elevation 550m (1804ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 652m (2138ft)
Start & End
Barley Green
Distance 8.50km
Duration ~3:15h
4Created by timmy on 27 Nov 2012
Pendle Hill instantly conjours images of witches, burnings and the like. The history can distract from what is a fine little hill walk, though, so read up before you go and then just enjoy the fine views from the top. It's a popular hill so worth avoiding weekends if possible; early morning or dusk is the best time to appreciate the place. For more information on the region, visit: www.visitlancashire.com/explore/pendle-hill

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Take the bus to Barley Green.
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The Pendle Way, which naturally leads to the hill, heads along the road to Barley. At the church, follow the Pendle Way towards the hill.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
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Pass Ing Head Farm to Pendle House, the start of the steep climb up the hill.
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
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The steep path takes you to the highest point of Pendle Hill - Big End.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
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Head across the top of the hill; the Pendle Way takes you quickly back down, but having made the climb, why not enjoy it? From this point, you can drop down to Clitheroe if you want a linear walk - buses connect Clitheroe with Barley Green - but in this case I suggest continuing south and winding your way back to Barley Green.
About 1.74 km (~1.08 miles) from
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Head south, keeping to the high ground, to reach Spence Moor. Here you can pick up the footpath leading round to Barley again.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Drop down to the reservoir and you are nearly back to Barley Green.
About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
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Back to the village and head for a pint in the Pendle Inn: www.pendle-inn.co.uk
About 1.66 km (~1.03 miles) from

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mark crane
18 Sep 2023
Barley Green

it says take the bus from barley green. from where though ?

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