Holiday Cottages in the Forest of Bowland Lancashire: Height Top Farm Cottages: Green Tourism

Walking and Cycling

There are several footpaths accessed directly from our door making it very easy to enjoy a car free holiday.

So why not…borrow one of our walking maps and…try some of our favourite local walks around Higham, Sabden and Pendle.

Walks From Our Front Door.

We have developed a door-to-door figure of 8 walk in conjunction with The Forest of Bowland team and Margaret Wright at Cobden Farm B and B at Sabden. This walk takes in the best of Sabden Valley.

Height Top Farm, Cobden Farm, Sabden, Circular (PDF4.3mb)

Click here for details of more walks available from our doorstep

Local Walks

Sabden Valley Circular Walk (pdf)

Reedley - Higham - Newchurch (pdf)

Newchurch - Pendle Hill - Barley (pdf)

Barrowford - Barnoldswick (pdf)

Ogden Reservoir and Fell Wood (pdf)

Aitken Wood and Pendle Sculpture Tramper Trail (pdf)

Black Moss (pdf)

Pendle's own Three Peaks Pendle, Boulsworth, Weets (pdf)

Foulridge beating the bounds (pdf)

Downham Circular Walk 2 (pdf)

Downham Circular Walk 3 (pdf)

Chatburn Circular Walk (pdf)

More walks can be found at

Forest of Bowland

Bolton by Bowland Nature Walk (pdf)

Creamy Lancashire Cheese Walk (pdf)

Leap in the Park: Leagram Short Circular (pdf)

Stocks Reservoir Circular (pdf)

Forest of Bowland General Information

Forest of Bowland AONB General Information (pdf)

Forest of Bowland AONB Access Land (pdf)

Forest of Bowland AONB Treading Carefully (pdf)

Ribble Valley

Tolkien Trail, Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien (pdf)

Pendle and Burnley

Wycoller Country Park (pdf)

The Bronte way (pdf)

Mile Tunnel and Slipper Hill (pdf)


Tour of Pendle Hill (pdf))

Cycle Padiham, Ightenhill, Burnley (pdf)

Pendle cycleway (PDF 1.2mb)

Lancashire Cycleway Northern Loop (pdf)

Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trails (pdf)

Dunsop Bridge - Dunsop Valley 8km (1 hour) (pdf)

The Roses Border Ride (pdf)

Salter Fell - Cross O'Greet Circuit (pdf)

Ribble Valley Villages (pdf)

Lancashire Mountain Biking (pdf)

Cycle Hire


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The Bowland Electric Bicycle Network offers visitors a brand new way of discovering the beauty of the Forest of Bowland countryside. Hire electric bikes from the hire-stations in our network and the bikes will do the hard work, leaving you free to enjoy the simple pleasure of cycling in the great outdoors. Should you need to recharge the battery, stop at one of our *Charge Points and refuel yourselves and your bicycle.


Electric Bicycle Hire Lancashire

Facilities for walkers and cyclists

These include secure cycle and wet weather gear drying and storage area. plus a cycle and boot wash down area.

Mountain Bike Hire is available from

Newchurch in Pendle walk
Newchurch in Pendle

Pendle Hill  walk
Pendle Hill

Forest of Bowland  walk
Forest of Bowland © Peter Guy

Gisburn Forest  walk
Gisburn Forest

Higham Sabden Walks
Ribble Valley