Exploring Pendle

The Pendle Countryside

You will always receive a warm welcome in Pendle. Perfectly placed on the southern edge of the Yorkshire dales and in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the stunning countryside that surrounds our pub appeals to walkers and cyclists alike.

Pendle Hill Walk From Barley

4.6 mile walk

The classic circular of Pendle Hill. A gentle start to the walk past the Ogden reservoirs that leads into a grassy stroll before crossing bracken covered moorland. The climbing then starts in earnest, with ever expanding views afforded as more height gained. From the summit even Blackpool tower and the Lakeland fells can all be seen on a clear day. The walk then proceeds down to Barley where you will find our lovely pub.

The Pendle Witches

Pendle Hill is the famous landmark notorious for the witch trials of 1612. The Pendle Witches lived at a time of religious persecution and superstition. The protestant king, James I, had just survived the catholic gunpowder plot. Catholics and those suspected of witchcraft came under more scrutiny than ever, and the king brought in the death penalty for those found guilty of witchcraft.

You can retrace their steps on the Pendle Witches Walking Trail as well as the Pendle Sculpture Trail, where you have to find the “witches” dotted through the woodland.