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Pendle Hill

Colne Category Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife
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Most famous for its links to the now notorious witch trials of 1612, Pendle Hill and its surrounding towns and villages are a truly bewitching area of Lancashire.

With stunning countryside, popular with walkers and cyclists, the market towns of Colne and Nelson and celebrated events like the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival and Colne Grand Prix, this area has more than one trick up its sleeve.

There’s no escaping the attraction of the Pendle Witches who were tried and sentenced to death over 400 years ago for so called acts of witch craft. Sorcery and magic aside, their story is woven through the landscape giving you the opportunity to walk, cycle or drive through some pretty spectacular Pennine countryside, whilst brushing up on your history.

All this great countryside also gives you plenty of opportunities to buy and eat locally reared meat and produce at places like Roaming Roosters, and visit family friendly farm attractions like Thornton Hall Country Park.

The mill towns of Barnoldswick, Nelson, Barrowford and Colne are a quirky mix of traditional and trendy with mill outlets and old school weekly markets alongside vintage and designer shops.

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