Pendle Sculpture Trail

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 13
2019

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8 miles, quite up and down with some steep hills in places. Possibly muddy/boggy through fields.

Pendle Hill is a fantastic place to go walking... but it's a big old hill that takes a good effort to get up!
So, come for a walk to take in the views around Pendle Hill, with a visit to the Pendle sculpture trail along the way, avoiding the climb to the top.

We will be starting in the little village of Barley. Here there is a cafe at the start point that serves breakfasts and snacks, as well as hot drinks, from 9:30am-3:00pm, so feel free to arrive early and fuel up for the walk ahead. Don’t forget a £1 coin to pay for parking.

From Barley we head up through some fantastic woodlands. We continue, after an initial steady climb, over farmland and onwards alongside Black Moss reservoir before ariving at the entrance to the Pendle sculpture trail.

The Pendle Sculpture trail is located in an atmospheric woodland setting where art, history and nature all come together against the stunning backdrop of Pendle Hill. Four artists have created a unique and intriging range of sculptures hidden among the trees on the wooded hillside. Their work is inspired by the history of the Pendle Witches of 1612 and the nature in this wild and beautiful corner of Lancashire. There are plenty of interesting oppertunities for some fascinating photos here.

After a stop for lunch at the sculpture trail, it's onwards and upwards to the base of Pendle Hill. We follow the path along the base of the imposing hill, with more amazing views, eventually heading down to Lower Ogden Reservoir and another stunning woodland before arriving back in Barley for an optional welcome refreshment stop, finishing the walk and heading home.

This walk is not really suitable for dogs, as there are a few rather large stiles to navigate along the way. (I found out the hard way, after having to pick up a very muddy dog to carrry him over!)

Bank Ends wood near Blacko
Pendle Sculpture Trail entrance
View from base of Pendle Hill
Fell Wood, Barley
View of Pendle Hill
Bank Ends wood near Blacko
Pendle Sculpture Trail entrance
View from base of Pendle Hill
Fell Wood, Barley
View of Pendle Hill

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