Pendle is the perfect place to take an autumn break. Shrouded in history, this picturesque area of Lancashire sits in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering stunning views across the hills and valleys.

Whilst in Pendle why not explore one of Lancashire’s most riveting of stories, the true story of the famous Pendle Witches. You can spot “Which witch is which”?” on the fiendish Pendle Sculpture Trail in Barley, or explore the Pendle Witches Trail, if you dare. There are many walks and cycle rides, short to long, in this beautiful and captivating part of the county.

The top of Pendle Hill is also where George Fox was inspired to establish the Quakers movement in 1652.

One of the best places for families to enjoy themselves is Thornton Hall Country Farm. They’ve got a great range of family activities, including kids quad bikes and lots of special themed events, like Neverland (16th Sept), Halloween (18-31st Oct) and a Fireworks Extravaganza (3rd Nov).

Close by is Bancroft Mill, Lancashire’s last remaining steam-driven Mill. They run a number of special Steaming Days throughout the year, including on October 1st & 22nd, and November 12th. Those intrigued by heritage should also visit Pendle Heritage Centre.   

For the perfect eating and drinking experience why not eat out at the many charming pubs, bistros and restaurants in Pendle. There are many distinctive places, like the Michelin ranked White Swan, which even got Jay Rayner’s seal of approval.

When you’ve finished exploring, retire for the night at many lovely top-notch rental cottages in the area, like the Rookery, or at the new and exquisite Fence Gate Lodge, within striking distance of Pendle Hill.

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Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill


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