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If you’re staying with us for the weekend at Barley Mow, there are several places and sights to explore but here are our suggestions for the ones you definitely won’t want to miss.


On your first full day in the area, you should set out early and head to Pendle Hill to take in the views of the surrounding villages. Rising 557 metres above sea level, Pendle Hill is one of Lancashire’s most famous and breath-taking landmarks. It is best known for its connections to the Pendle witches and their trial at Lancaster Castle. It is a focal point for Halloween celebrations in Lancashire each year. An eight-mile circular walk starts from the village in Downham.

If you’re still not tired from walking, you can follow one or more of the 8 sections of Pendle Way’s walk to visit some of the towns you’ve seen from Pendle Hill and villages made famous by the Pendle Witches.

After a morning filled with walking and exploring, you can visit nearby sister pub Assheton Arms for lunch to enjoy a delicious meal such as one of our daily specials, or if you make a request ahead of time, you can order a specific type of seafood or cut of meat. Sit back and enjoy yourself at the Grade II listed pub in the conservation village of Downham.


The following day, if the weather takes a turn, or if you’re looking for some interesting retail therapy, Boundary Mill Stores is the perfect destination. This outlet store offers womenswear, menswear and homeware brand names at discounts up to 70% off. When you need a break from shopping, you can have afternoon tea t Mrs B’s within Boundary Mill.

At the end of your stay, if you’re able to easily take fresh food home, a foodie stop that we suggest you take is a trip to the renowned Cowmans Famous Sausage Shop in the heart of Clitheroe. All of the meat used to make Cowmans’ sausages is locally sourced and their technique and recipes are the result of 5 generations of know-how. They offer a full range of sausage fillings, many of which you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

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