GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Earby Waterfalls Walk

8 miles (13.5 km)

The Lancashire town of Earby is located near Colne and Barnoldswick on the Lancashire / Yorkshire border.
This circular walk from the settlement visits the lovely Earby Waterfalls Park before exploring the area surrounding the town. On the way you'll follow a section of the Pendle Way footpath and enjoy a waterside stretch along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The waterfalls park is located just to the east of the town on the pretty Wencliffe Brook. It's a lovely area for a stroll with public footpaths and a picnic area.
After exploring the falls you'll go on to visit Kelbrook, Salterforth, Barnoldswick and Thornton-in-Craven.


BB18 6JX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Earby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Earby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Earby


The Red Lion includes a log burner, low beamed lounge and convivial tap room. You can find them just west of the waterfall at postcode BB18 6RD for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east is neighbouring Lothersdale where you can enjoy a climb to Pinhaw Beacon for some excellent views of the area. The village also includes a historic pub worthy of some investigation.


Earby station site geograph-3437588-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Earby station site. Site of former Earby station, 1996. View eastward off the A56, across the ex-Midland Skipton (to left) - Colne (to right) line, a fairly important cross-Pennine line which lasted until 2/2/70 and Earby station closed. The branch to Barnoldswick from Earby had closed 27/9/65 to passengers, to goods on 1/8/66.

Barn above Earby - - 2645145

Barn above Earby

Pendle Way approaching Earby - - 523065

Pendle Way approaching Earby. Crossing the final field before the Way passes a chapel to cross the A56 and enter the small town of Earby.

Red Lion Inn, Earby - - 519227

Red Lion Inn, Earby. Provides liquid refreshments for Pendle Way walkers that pass the front door of this establishment.

Kelbrook, Lancashire

Kelbrook, Lancashire

Barnoldswick, Leeds and Liverpool Canal - - 2534914

Barnoldswick, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Thornton-in-Craven - - 519061


Coates Wharf, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Barnoldswick - - 867936

Coates Wharf, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Barnoldswick. The derelict Coates Wharf as seen from the top of Bridge 154A.

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