A stones throw from the notorious Pendle hill and nestled within the folds of Lancashire where the border straddles the Yorkshire dales and circles the infamous River Ribble. There is plenty to do and see locally for the novice and expert adventurers. Sat upon the A59, the main thoroughfare between Skipton and Clitheroe linking Yorkshire and Lancashire. Why not plan a stay over in one of our lovely rooms and enjoy for a little longer?…

Walks & Hikes




Pendle Hill:

The notorious Pendle Hill gained it’s legendary infamy during the 17th Century witch trials that took place across the country. Of the some 500 executed for witchcraft between the 15th & 18th Centuries, 10 of these are now known as The Pendle witches (trialled in nearby Lancaster). One belief is that this was more the case of the two feuding matriarchs of the Demdike and Chattox families rather than a genuine belief of guilt. However Pendle Hill has maintained a spell over the immediate area and beyond for hundreds of years…


From Barley:

Length: 5 miles

Estimated Walk Time: 2hours 30minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate

This circular walk will show you some of the best Pendle has to offer, with views as far as Blackpool, Forest of Bowland, & the Yorkshire “Three Peaks” on a clear day.

For full itinerary visit: lancswalks.co.uk/walks/pendle_hill_from_barley


Pendle Witch Trail:

Length: 7.5 miles (2 loops of 4 miles & 3.5 miles)

Estimated Walk Time: 2hours 30minutes

Difficulty: Immediate

This walk across 2 loops (which can be split into two separate walks)  takes in the route of the Pendle Witches being taken to trial for witchcraft. The trail also visits the home of Alice Nutter (one of the accused), Faugh’s Quarry and several other sites of interest to the story of the Pendle Witches.

For a full itinerary visit: ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show)path.php?path_name=Pendle+Witches+Walking+Trail


Why not set yourself up for the day with a filling & delicious breakfast at our beautiful pub with rooms, or finish up with a hearty & comforting meal enjoying the hospitality we’re famous for.

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Close by to our historic pub with rooms you can enjoy Gisburn park and the famous, still operational, Gisburn cattle market.

For adventuring a little further you can explore Gisburn forrest & stocks resevoir (starting point for various walking trails www.forestryengland.uk/gisburn-forest-and-stocks ), We are also proud to be a short drive from the designated area of outstanding natural beauty ‘Forest of Bowland’, the notorious Pendle Hill and Pen-y-Ghent Fell (Yorkshire 3 peaks)… Get your walking boots on and bring your wagging tails too if you like…

The bustling Market Towns of Skipton & Clitheroe are just a short drive in either direction. Both of which have many attractions including castles, museums, tea rooms & quintessential shops.

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