Chatburn Circular Walk
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Worsaw Hill towards PendlePhoto: Forest of Bowland AONB, Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Chatburn at the foot of Pendle Hill takes its name from one of the most distinguished characters of Anglo-Saxon times, St. Chad or St. Ceadda. Chatburn itself occupies a beautiful position in a hollow between two ridges.
The village stands some 400 feet above sea-level, and there are excellent views around it. Smithes Bridge and Grindleton Bridge, both a mile from the village centre, link Lancashire with the old county of Yorkshire and the river scenery here is most attractive. There is a Roman Road alongside the village which was built over 2000 years ago.
Chatburn is a place of medieval origin, the derivation of its name being from Ceadd's Stream (Ings Beck). Its pleasantly grouped houses and cottages are mainly built of local limestone. The village has its own shops and inns, playing fields, school, church and chapel.
This route can be wet and muddy under foot over the winter, so please be prepared with appropriate footwear.
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Public transportSeveral bus services.
ParkingPark responsibly on roadside in village. Toilets in village centre.
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