PENDLE HILL

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PENDLE HILL

Pendle Hill is an isolated hill in East Lancashire, part of the Pennines and included in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  With its distinctive humpback shape, it is a local landmark, visible for miles around, and has a summit of 1,830 feet (558) metres.  The surrounding area is one of tiny hamlets and farms, steep gradients and stunning views, infamous for the story of the Pendle Witches, tried and executed for witchcraft in 1612.  Pendle Hill is also famous for the place where George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, had a vision in 1652.

There is a variety of walks around and over Pendle Hill.  The postcode below is for a location close to the start of a direct, steep, path up to the summit. Park on Barley Lane near the junction with a private road leading to ‘the Cauldron’, Pendle Hill Snack Bar.  You cannot drive or park on the private road.  Walk along it and the stepped path to the top is hard to miss. It will probably make you breathless, but it takes less than an hour - closer to 30 minutes for most - to get to the top.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Barley Lane
Barley
County
Lancashire
Post Code
BB9 6LG
Main Historic Period
N/A
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Pendle Witches trail, Clitheroe
Primary Management
Local Authority

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