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

Local Sabden and Pendleside walks

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 maps and try some of our favourite walks.

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 (PDF 4.3mb)

Short walks (less than 5 miles)

  • Sabden Fold, Watery Lane, Dean Farm and back up to Dean Height.
    A mixture of field and track, mostly off road. Can be wet even in summer but so peaceful it's worth it!
  • Rigg of England and back to Height Top. Turn right out of the farm entrance and left at the end of the lane, pass Haddings Barn and take the footpath over to Rigg of England. Keep to the left of the track down to Tynedale, ( As featured on Most Haunted) On to Higher Town then back up the lane to Height top. Mostly off road.

Medium walks (5 to 10 miles)

  • Sabden Fold, Watery Lane, Hob Wood, Stainscomb, Rattenclough Dean Farm and Dean Height.
    Again a mixture of field track and road. A lovely walk where you will see
    the two storey porch and an original oak pegged door at Stainscomb which is reputed to be haunted!

    Down to Gawthorpe Hall and back via Pendle Hall.
  • Through the gate opposite the door and down to Higham Village. Cross
    the main road towards Fir Trees. Cross to High Whittaker and down to
    grove Lane. Gawthorpe Hall in front. Follow the track to Pendle Hall, turn left up to Foxendole, cross the road and back up to Height Top.

Long walks (more than 10 miles)

  • Maps for the longer walks can be downloaded from our website. All of the above walks can be made longer or shorter as you will see from our maps.

Sabden Way was created by the late Colin Cooke, who inspired many to walk
Sabden Valley and Pendle Hill's many footpaths.

We have a DVD of the Sabden Way which you can view. It records the walk, about nine miles, around the parish boundary.

Please follow the Countryside Code (PDF 268kb)

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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