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Pendle Way - Part 7






The immense presence of Pendle Hill has drawn people for centuries as a place of mystery and pilgrimage. The summit offers outstanding views over this wild and beautiful corner of Lancashire. Time: 3:30 hours

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1 Start at the centre of Newchurch and take the signposted footpath by the public toilets. After 40 yards turn left over a stile. Cross the field towards a gateway in the middle of the wall, and staying in the field, turn left to another stile in the corner. Follow the field boundary on the right to the corner of Fell Wood.
  2. 2 Turn right over the stile just before the wood and follow the wall downhill. After 200 yards turn left over a stile into the wood. Take the path down through the wood to emerge at the Ogden Reservoirs. Take the steps down to cross the footbridge, turn right and left, cross the overflow channel and climb the stile into the lane.
  3. 3 Turn left and continue over a stile past the wood. Where the track bears right follow the wall to the dam. Take the path up the righthand side to reach Upper Ogden Reservoir.
  4. 4 Follow the path alongside the reservoir and up the valley to a stile near the stream. Bear right uphill until you reach Boar Clough cutting into the hillside on your right.
  5. 5 Climb up the left-hand bank, following the cairns to the top of the clough. Cross the stream and follow it, keeping to the right where it forks.
  6. 6 After passing two cairns(about 150 metres on) look for a line of cairns slightly to the right and follow these for about 1/2 km. At the large cairn, turn left, heading northwards to the triangulation point at the Big End of Pendle Hill.
  7. 7 Continue in the same direction north from the summit. Just before the wall, the path doubles back on itself to begin the steep descent down a cobbled track with steps.
  8. 8 At the bottom of the track bear right across the field to the right hand corner of Pendle House Farm. Turn left and follow the wall on the left downhill. Bear right across the next field, through the gully and over the stile to pass Brown House Farm. Follow the path near the stream down to the lane at Ings Ends and turn left.
  9. 9 Turn right on to the footbridge, then left, and follow the path leading to the road at Barley. Turn right along the road to the bus turnaround where a stile leads into the children’s playground. The path takes you through the picnic site to Barley Information Centre.

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