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Malkin Tower Farm Holiday Cottages

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Welcome Walkers and Welcome Cyclists to Pendle and The Forest of Bowland
Malkin Tower Farm Pendle and The Forest of Bowland Holiday Cottages

Pendle & The Forest of Bowland walking

Pendle and the Forest of Bowland is perfect for walking and cycling, with many local routs from gentle strolls to challenging upland hiking plus many enjoyable walks start from our doorstep. A short drive away is the Ribble Valley and the southern Yorkshire Dales.

Pendle Walking Festival is a week of free guided walks catering for all abilities, including children usually held at the end of August / beginning of September each year.

The best maps for the area are Ordnance Survey OL41 Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale, OS Explorer Map sheet OL21 South Penninesand Landranger Map sheet 103.

A short walk from Malkin Tower

Barrowford - Barnoldswick (PDF 475kb)

Mile Tunnel and Slipper Hill (PDF 2.2mb)

Wanless Bridge & Barrowford Locks (PDF 2.3mb)

Lake Burwain (PDF 1.7mb)

Foulridge Wharf and County Brook (PDF 1.7mb)

Pendle's own Three Peaks Pendle, Boulsworth, Weets (PDF 3.1mb)

Foulridge beating the bounds (PDF 618kb)

Foulridge-Barrowford-Victoria Park (Pendle) 10km (1.5 hours) (PDF 270kb)

Other Pendle Walks

The Bronte way (PDF 892kb)

Wycoller Country Park (PDF 601kb)

Pendle Hill Walk (PDF 892kb)

Ogden Reservoir and Fell Wood (PDF 260kb)

Aitken Wood (PDF 265kb)

Black Moss Reservoirs (PDF 301kb)

Wycoller Panopticon Walk (PDF 470kb)

The Pendle Way a series of walks exploring the best of Pendle's countryside

Barnoldswick -Earby (PDF 1.8mb)
Earby - Laneshaw Bridge (PDF 455kb)
Laneshaw Bridge - Wycoller - Coldwell Inn (PDF 1.8mb)
Coldwell Inn - Reedley (PDF 1.3mb)
Reedley - Higham - Newchurch (PDF 2.0mb)
Newchurch - Pendle Hill - Barley (PDF 1.6mb)
Barley - Barrowford (PDF 1.8mb)

The West Craven Way

The West Craven Way Part 1 (PDF 393kb)
The West Craven Way Part 2 (PDF 365kb)

Industrial Heritage

Stream & Steam Heritage Trail leaflet (PDF 703kb)

Forest of Bowland

Downham Circular Walk 3 (PDF 779kb)

Downham Circular Walk 1 (PDF 583kb

Downham Circular Walk 2 (PDF 794kb)

Gisburn Forest Guide (PDF 313kb)

Stocks Reservoir Walk (PDF 610kb)

Chatburn Circular Walk (PDF 939kb)

Forest of Bowland AONB Map (PDF 4.5mb)

Forest of Bowland AONB General Information (PDF 4.0mb)

Forest of Bowland AONB Access Land (PDF 6.4mb)

Forest of Bowland AONB Treading Carefully (PDF 268kb)

Birding in Bowland Leaflet (PDF 5.5mb)

Village Leaflets

Chipping Village (PDF 2.8mb)

Dunsop Bridge (PDF 2.3mb)

Slaidburn Village (PDF 2.9mb)

Slaidburn Local Attractions & Activities (PDF 4.0mb)

Lancashire cheese trails

Creamy Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 865kb)

Crumbly Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 752kb)

Tasty Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 745kb)

The Ribble Valley Food Trail (PDF 3.0mb)


Please follow the Countryside Code (PDF 268kb)


local walks
Walks from Malkin Tower Farm


Gisburn Forest
Gisburn Forest

Forest of Bowland
Forest of Bowland


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