GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Weets Hill

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk climbs to Weets Hill from Barnoldswick near the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.
It's a moderate climb, rising to a height of over 1300ft so a good level of fitness is required. The hill is in a great position, close to Pendle, the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales. As such the summit makes an excellent vantage point.
The walk starts in Wapping on the western side of Barnoldswick where you can pick up the Pendle Way. Follow the waymarked trail south west along Folly Lane and it will take you towards Weets Hill. You can branch off from the lane to climb to the summit which stands at a height of 397m (1,302ft). At the peak you will find aTriangulation Pillarand fine views over much of east Lancashire, the northRibble Valley, northAire Valleyand theYorkshire Dales.
After taking in the views the route descends to Weets House before turning south along the Gisburn Old Road. The route then turns north to follow the Lister Well Road back into Barnoldswick.

Weets Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Weets Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Barnoldswick head to The Barlick Tap for some refreshments after your exercise. It's a fine micro pub serving an excellent range of Belgian beers and real ales. You can find the pub at 6 Newtown with a postcode of BB18 5UQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The walk is great for fit dogs and the Barlick Tap mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you could try the Barnoldswick Canal Walk which will take you along a pleasant section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. If you head south along the canal you can visit Foulridge Reservoir in Colne where there's a nice trail running around the perimeter of the water. To the west of the reservoir there's an interesting monument and viewpoint in the shape of the 19th century Blacko Tower, located just north of the village of Blacko. The long distance Pendle Way can also be picked up here.
Just to the east of Barnoldswick are the villages of Thornton-in-Craven and Elslack where you can enjoy a peaceful walk around ElslackReservoir. There's also a fine 17th century pub in Elslackvillage which is well worth a visit.
Just to the east is neighbouring Earby where you can visit the delightful Earby Waterfalls on the Wencliffe Brook.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Bowland Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

From Church Street to Weets Hill, Barnoldswick - geograph.org.uk - 256198

From Church Street to Weets Hill, Barnoldswick. Barnoldswick's Church Street is a busy street with motor traffic most of the day, but open country is not far away as steep streets climb towards the backdrop of Weets Hill.

Horses on rough pasture - geograph.org.uk - 494882

Horses on rough pasture. This is the field south of Fern Bank Mill where a footpath formerly led to Cow Pasture Farm, one of whose buildings is just visible on the left. In the background is seen Weets Hill.

Trig Point on Weets Hill - geograph.org.uk - 728859

Trig Point on the hill top. Triangulation pillar at the summit of Weets Hill, near Barnoldswick. Pendle Hill can be seen in the background, to the right of the pillar.

Barnoldswick, Lancashire

View over Barnoldswick to Weets Hill, in Lancashire, England. The short spire of holy Trinity is in the middle of this photograph but the summit of the hill is some 3 km further away. Direction of view south-west.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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