With countryside views all around, the Forest pub is located close to many local landmarks and hills, ideal for walking trips. Listed below are a few of our favourites.
The walk to the top of Pendle Hill is steep but the views across the Ribble Valley from the top are magnificent. A local landmark, Pendle Hill has a fascinating history – home to the Pendle witches who were tried and charged for murder by witchcraft back in 1612. Accessed from the village of Barley, it is a 10 minute drive from the Forest pub. There are plenty of longer, circular walks from Barley including Black Moss and Lower Ogden reservoirs. A 23 mile drive from the Forest pub.
Wycoller Country Park
A 20 minute drive from the Forest pub is the pretty hamlet of Wycoller. Part of the Country Park, Wycoller is most famous for its Brontë connection. A walk around the village encompasses the ruins of Wycoller Hall, inspiration for the novel ‘Jayne Eyre’ and the ancient bridges over the pretty Wycoller Beck. A 2 hour circular walk up the hillside to the Atom, a modern art installation, offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Singing Ringing Tree
The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture, which overlooks Burnley from its position high above the town on Crown Point. It is close to the Dunnockshaw Millennium Wood, which is part of the Forest of Burnley reforestation programme, and links to the Pennine Bridleway. A 6 mile route incorporates two summits named Thieveley Pike and White Hill. The route offers views over to Cliviger Gorge and Pendle Hill before descending through Deerplay Moor. A 15 minute drive from the Forest pub.
Boulesworth Hill is a large expanse of moorland and the highest point of the South Pennines standing at 517 meters. On a clear day it is possible to see Scafell Pike and Helvellyn to the north. The underlying rock is Millstone Grit and the hill is covered by acidic grassland, making it a great location to spot wildlife such as red grouse. A 9 mile drive from the Forest.
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