A circular walk from Barley around Pendlel
distance 6.77 miles : time 4 hours

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A circular walk from Barley around Pendle
From the car park in Barley walk along the main street past the Pendle Inn. The path starts about 100 yd after the pub at the beck on the left hand side of the road. Follow the beck over the footbridge to the minor road. After the white cottage turn right; a gentle walk uphill leads to Brown House. Bear right in front of the house and then sharp left up the hillside towards Pendle House.(30 min)
The steep climb up the side of Pendle starts behind the house. At the top of the climb go over the stone stile and follow the wall a few yards to the ladder stile. (A diversion to Big End - the highest point on Pendle can be made by going over the ladder stile before continuing the walk.) Otherwise head across the moor (bearing 320 deg.) to meet the next ladder stile at the stone wall. (40 min)
The whale-back shape of Pendle Hill as seen from the north is unmistakable. It is a predominant landscape feature identifiable from many of the walks in this series. The view from the Beacon or Big End of Pendle is a 360 panorama over the Forest of Bowland to the north and the Lancashire mill towns to the south. The top of Pendle is relatively flat moorland divided by the sickle shaped Ogden Clough.
This circular walk of Pendle offers a variety of walking experience: from Barley to the summit (the hard bit), an easy partial circumnavigation of the plateau following the sharp escarpment, a gentle descent along Ogden Clough, and finally a pleasant return through meadow land back to Barley. The views on the walk are constantly changing and are quite spectacular and well worth the effort of the initial climb.
The village of Barley possesses a car park in which there is an Information Centre. The Pendle Inn with its sign of a Pendle Witch is a popular pub offering a wide variety of food and beverage. The Barley Mow is newly opened and offers real ale and a wide food menu.
map walk Barley Pendle
After the stile follow the escarpment to the stone shelter and then on to the first of two cairns which can be seen in the distance. The rough path over peaty ground meets a stone wall running roughly NW-SE; follow the wall at right angles to this one running approximately NE-SW. The second cairn is found at the end of this newly repaired wall. (40 min)
Now walk due east towards Odgen Clough. On nearing the Clough cross over the track and descend a little into the valley to pick up a narrow path to the right following the contour. A steep descent to the beck leads to a gate which can be seen from a distance. The path follows the contour along Ogden Clough to Upper Ogden Reservoir. (40 min)
Just before the reservoir and at a swing gate, turn left uphill following the stone wall. The path leads above Upper Ogden Res. to Under Pendle. Turn right at the black water tank and walk between the houses; follow the track through the farm complex. On leaving the farm look for the stile immediately on the left at the beck. Follow the wire fence to the stile at the end of the field. The path follows the beck side over a series of stiles to the footbridge first encountered at the start of the walk. Turn left at the road for the Pendle Inn or Barley Mow. (45 min)
Pendle Inn in Barley
Pendle Inn

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Barley Mow : Barley
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