This walk to the Pendle Sculpture Trail in Aitken Wood and Black Moss Reservoirs starts in Barley. It is just 3 miles long and is fairly easy.
The route is generally mainly flat and the tracks are in good condition.
The walk begins at Barley Picnic Site in the centre of Barley. There’s a car park adjacent to the picnic area (postcode BB12 9JX).
From the car park, walk between the cafe and toilets, and then take the path across the picnic area. Cross over bridge reach The Bullion and the Pendle Inn.
Walk along The Bullion, passing Barley Methodist Church.
Just after leaving the village, turn right into Barley Lane. Pendle Sculpture Trail and the Black Moss Reservoirs are clearly signposted.
Now walk down Barley Lane. The walk to Aitken Wood and the Pendle Sculpture Trail is around ¾ mile from here. On the way you’ll pass Lower Black Moss Reservoir and Upper Black Moss Reservoir.
Just after reaching Upper Black Moss Reservoir, you’ll see the entrance to Aitken Wood and the Pendle Sculpture Trail. It’s clearly signposted.
Go through the gate and take the path up the hill. It’s fairly steep.
After reaching the top of the hill you’ll find the first sculptures. Boggart (Incredible Creations), Quaker Tree (Philippe Handford), and The Magic Chair (Ben Gates) are close to each other.
Heading further into the woods you’ll come across the Witchfinder (Martyn Bednarczuk).
Continuing along the track you will see Reconnected 1 and Reconnected 2 (Philippe Handford), and the Weeping Widow (Joe Hesketh).
Going further into the woods you’ll find more sculptures by Incredible Creations (Black Dog, Dryad, and Unicorn).
The path now takes you down the side of the hill. On the way you’ll see Chained Witches (Peter Naylor).
You’ve now back on the path where you entered the woods.
Leave Aitken Wood and follow the same route back to Barley.
On returning to Barley, you could visit the Pendle Inn for drinks or get something to eat at the cafe at Barley Picnic Site.