Pendle

Pendle is a borough of Lancashire. It lies between the Lancashire boroughs of Burnley and the Ribble Valley, Craven in North Yorkshire, and Calderdale and Bradford in West Yorkshire.

Towns in Pendle are Barnoldswick, Brierfield, Colne, Earby, and Nelson. Nelson is the biggest town and administrative centre.

Villages include Barley, Barrowford, Blacko, Fence, Kelbrook, Roughlee, and Wycoller.

Wycoller
Wycoller

Attractions

The borough takes its name from Pendle Hill, one of the best known landmarks in North West England. Walking to the top of Pendle Hill is a popular activity. Barley Picnic Site is the most popular starting point.

4K video of walk to Pendle Hill
Steps up Pendle Hill
Steps up Pendle Hill

The area is associated with the Pendle witch trials. The Pendle Sculpture Trail is a wonderful collection of public art. Many of the works are inspired by the Pendle witches. It is located at Aitken Wood, next to the Black Moss Reservoirs.

Dryad by Incredible Creations at Pendle Sculpture Trail
Dryad by Incredible Creations at Pendle Sculpture Trail
Black Moss Reservoirs viewed from Pendle Hill
Black Moss Reservoirs viewed from Pendle Hill

Wycoller Country Park is one of the most beautiful country parks in North West England. It is famous for its association with the Bronte sisters. The park lies on the Bronte Way, a 43-mile long-distance footpath between Oakwell Hall in West Yorkshire and Gawthorpe Hall at Padiham, near Burnley.

Wycoller Country Park
Wycoller Country Park
The Atom, Panopticon, Pendle, Lancashire
The Atom

The Pendle Heritage Centre is a museum that explores the history and heritage of the area. It is located in Barrowford.

Performance venues in the area include the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in Colne.

Transport

The M65 Motorway links Preston to Colne. Towns on the route of the motorway include Blackburn, Accrington, and Burnley.

Train stations in Pendle are Colne, Nelson, and Brierfield. All lie on the East Lancashire Line.

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