GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pendle Hill Walk From Sabden

6 miles (9.5 km)

This walk climbs to Pendle Hill from the village of Sabden in Lancashire. The village is located a few miles south west of the hill summit and makes for an alternative start point to the Pendle Hill walk from Barley. It's about a 3 mile walk from the village so roughly 6 miles there and back.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths north, passing Calf Hill and Churn Clough Reservoir. You continue past Badgers Well Water and Chartist's Well where you turn north east to Badgers Well Hill.
The route continues past Black Hill, Pendle Moor and Ogden Clough before coming to the hill summit which stands at a height of 557 metres (1,827ft). From here there are wonderful views over the South Penninesto the east, theBowland Fellsto the northwest, and theWest Pennine Moors to the south.
This walk starts from the village but you could also start from the Nick of Pendle car parkwhich is located just to the north west of the village.

Pendle Hill Walk From Sabden OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pendle Hill Walk From Sabden Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The White Hart is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The traditionalcountry pub has a roaring open fire, a very good menu and award winning cask ales. You can find the pub in Sabden at 36 Padiham Road with a postcode of BB7 9EW for your sat navs.

It's a fine walk to do with your dog providing they are in good shape. The White Hart pub mentioned above is also dog friendly with a separate dining area for you and your pet.

You can pick up the Pendle Way and the Pendle Hill Witches Walk to further explore the area on waymarked trails. The town of Clitheroe is also nearby.
Head a few miles north of Sabden and you can visit the neighbouring village of Downham. The village is very attractive and considered one of the prettiest in the county. There are some nice country trails to the local mills and becks to try in the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Bowland Walks page.


Main Street, Sabden - - 59187

Main Street, Sabden. Village in the shadow of Pendle Hill. Famous for many things including the Pendle witches and an alleged treacle mine. The local handloom weavers of old were said to weave parkin using oatmeal as the warp and treacle as the weft.

Churn Clough Reservoir nr Sabden - - 59200

Churn Clough Reservoir near Sabden. Nestling under Pendle Hill.

Pendle Hill - - 899996

The view towards Sabden from the Nick of Pendle

Pendle Hill - - 71650

Taken from the Nick'o'Pendle looking NNE across Pendleton Moor onto Mearley Moor, the southwest end of Pendle Hill.

Nick of Pendle and Sabden - - 1297579

Nick of Pendle and Sabden Forest of Pendle. View from Car Park at Padiham Heights

Black Hill Trig Point on a fine day - - 340626

Black Hill Trig Point on a fine day Pendle Hill in the background.

On Pendle Hill - - 30876

On Pendle Hill. Looking up the final gentle slopes to the summit.

View over Barley from the summit of Pendle Hill - - 1538944

View over Barley from the summit of Pendle Hill

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