Pendle Hill from Barley
Video run time: 20 minutes 18 seconds
The classic circular of Pendle Hill. If you are only in the Pendle area for a short visit, then if you have the time and want to 'conquer' Pendle, then this circular is the walk to do. A gentle start to the walk past the Ogden reservoirs then leads into a grassy stroll before crossing bracken covered moorland. The climbing then starts in earnest, with ever expanding views afforded as more height gained. From the summit even Blackpool tower and the Lakeland fells can all be seen on a clear day. The walk then proceeds down the much walked steps back towards Barley. Whilst Pendle Hill is synonymous with the Pendle Witches (the 400th anniversary of their hanging was in 2012), it is enjoyed by many thousands of people each year.
|Parking:||Pay and display car park in Barley (grid reference SD 823 403)|
|Directions:||Google Maps: get directions here / What3words: indicated.confined.vine|
|Walk distance:||5 miles (8 Km)|
|Estimated walk time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Height climbed:||380 metres|
|Grade:||2-C: A medium length walk that has rugged terrain and some steep climbs|
|Peaks / summits:||Pendle Hill (577m)|
|Map:||Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL41 (Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale)
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|Walk features:||Hills, moors, reservoirs, rivers, views, wildlife|
|Facilities / refreshments:||Toilets and the cabin café in car park at Barley, Pub (Pendle Inn) in Barley and tearoom in Barley|
|Nearest town:||Walk starts in Barley|
|Local accommodation:||View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages|
|Walk Tags:||Videowalk, video walk, Barley, Lancashire, Pendle Hill, Barley Green, Upper Ogden Reservoir, Lower Ogden Reservoir, Fell Wood, Pendle Way, Ogden Clough, Boar Clough, Pendle Hill, Brierfield, Nelson, Pendle Inn, Cabin Barley, Forest of Bowland, Lower Black Moss Reservoir, Upper Black Moss Reservoir, Pendle Witches|
|Video run time:||20 minutes 18 seconds|
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