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Pendle Way - Part 4






Discover the village of Wycoller with its ancient bridges and ruined hall, which inspired Charlotte Brontë for her novel Jane Eyre. The route follows an old packhorse trail across the moors with the chance to climb Boulsworth Hill.

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1 Start by the Emmott Arms at Laneshaw Bridge and walk down School Lane. Turn right into Carriers Row . Beyond the cottages, turn left through a kissing gate and follow the path along the stream, go through the gate. Go over a footbridge, then left alongside the wall. Pass through a squeeze stile and turn immediately right. Carry on through a gate and a stile to the lane. Cross the bridge and turn left past 17th Century Lane Ends Farm. At the road go left into Wycoller.
  2. 2 Cross the packhorse bridge and turn right past the ruins of Wycoller Hall. Carry on along Wycoller Dean, here sharing the route of the Bronte Way. Up to the left is an outcrop of rocks, including Foster's Leap.
  3. 3 A mile from Wycoller, you reach Parson Lee Farm. Continue alongside the stream, over a stile and climb uphill to where the track enters open country.
  4. 4 After about half a mile go over a stile and turn right along the track. Follow the wall for about 100 metres to a gate. Continue on a poorly defined path, passing through a gate. Follow the wall on your left round to a gate on the left, near Brink Ends.
  5. 5 After 20 metres turn right to ford the stream and continue on the uphill path to join a track at the top. Turn left here and carry on along the track into open moorland. This ancient partly-paved highway runs near the remains of lime kilns. Continue for about 2.5 kilometres (1 and a half miles) to Spoutley Lumb.
  6. 6 To take a detour to visit Lumb Spout waterfall take the ladder stile on your right slightly before the building called Spoutley Lumb. With the wall on your left cross another stile and cross a field heading towards a concrete bridge. Bear left before the bridge to follow the stream down to Lumb Spout. Retrace your steps to rejoin the Pendle Way at point 6. Also at point 6 the keen walker can take the permissive path to the summit of Lad Low or Boulsworth Hill. Marker posts show the route. The Pendle Way continues along the track, past the head of the Trawden valley. Near the Coldwell reservoirs, pass through a gate and follow the track to the road. Walton Spire can be seen on a hill in the distance. Turn right to reach Coldwell Inn.

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