Bookings are now open for a celebration of local produce in the first ever Pendle Hill Foodie Foray.

Organised by the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, this exciting new event celebrates local food producers and the distinctive local dishes found at the foot of our landmark hill. Starting on Saturday, October 13, the five-day programme includes guided walks, foraging, talks and cookery demonstrations.

A programme of walks and talks, which explore the landscape and the wild and cultivated foods found within it, will be backed up by some mouth-watering feasts at some of the area’s most popular eateries.

Highlights include:

• A ‘Summit Safari’ guided walk from The Assheton Arms, Downham to the Barley Mow, Barley – breakfast AND lunch included!
• Farm and field walk from Sabden Antiques Centre
• A food to fork family foraging lunch at Gazegill Organic Farm
• Unique set menus at participating venues including the Spread Eagle at Sawley, Barley Cabin and Greendale Kitchen in Chatburn
• A celebratory autumn feast showcasing the best seasonal local produce at the award-winning Freemason’s Arms, Wiswell

Places on the bookable events are going fast, so please book today at:

The Foodie Foray is one of the first initiatives organised as part of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership initiative – a four-year programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which will improve awareness of and access to the distinctive upland landscapes on both sides of the hill.

The Landscape Partnership’s sustainable tourism officer Hetty Byrne said: “Autumn is traditionally a time of plenty – and there’s certainly plenty going on.

“We’re looking forward to five days of walks, talks, foraging and feasting. This event celebrates the landscape, producers, chefs and local delicacies that originate in the communities that nestle beneath Pendle Hill.

“It’s a great way to explore the breath-taking scenery and discover more about the amazing foods that are produced here – both by the local farming community and by Mother Nature herself.

“We’ve uncovered some unusual and unique local delicacies and forgotten recipes. We’re hoping to bring people from both sides of the hill together for a celebration of local food and culinary traditions.”

And for anyone counting calories and worried about over-indulging, many of the tasting events are combined with a guided walk through the stunning landscapes surrounding Pendle Hill.

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