150 years ago Lancashire was at the heart of the industrial revolution though our coal mining and textiles, today the industrial revolution is still visible through our towering mills and numerous canals. Leeds and Liverpool being the most popular for walkers and cyclists.
Alternatively, why not try out some of the wonderful cycle routes in the area. There are several good pubs serving food within a few miles of the property, many of which welcome dogs. Barrowford, 2 miles, has a good variety of shops and eateries as well as a wine bar, restaurant and small supermarket.
Apart from great walking and beautiful scenery, there are plenty of wonderful places to visit within easy driving distance. Haworth and Brontë Country are just 15 miles away, and the market town of Skipton with its medieval castle is 18 miles.
Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, with its picturesque villages and welcoming country inns, is within a 30-minute drive, the Yorkshire Dales can be reached in 40 minutes, and even the Lake District can be reached in just over an hour. There are several castles and houses worth visiting, including Gawthorpe Hall, 7 miles, Towneley Hall, 9 miles, and Bolton Abbey, 25 miles. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub ½ mile.
Pendle has some of the best scenery in the UK. The mighty Pendle Hill dominates the landscape. If you like your walking with a historical interest Pendle fits the bill. There’s our Walking with Witches Trail, The Tackler’s Trails and the UK’s newest long distance route, the Lancashire Witches Way.
For literary enthusiast’s trails around Wycoller Country Park has some interesting links to Bronte’s Jane Eyre whilst the inspiration for Wuthering Heights is only a 30 min drive away.
Pendle is one of the best places to cycle in the country. We have a number of great routes for any ability. The Grand Tour of Pendle, takes you around the district and is full of interesting sights and breath-taking views. Gisburn forest is great to explore if you are after some serious off roading.
Discover the beautiful Lancashire countryside of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill. To learn more visit www.visitlancashire.com