Barley, on the slopes of Pendle Hill (or Pendleside as it is known), is an ideal village from whcih to start a walk. There are toilets in the car park below the bus shelter and several places to eat.
Downham village is one of the most attractive in Lancashire, featuring several fine 17th and 18th century stone yeomen's houses and cottages. It also has reputedly the best-kept toilets in the whole county! (located in the stable block near the car park). There is a handsome church on the hillside, from where there are stunning views towards Pendle Hill - one of the North of England's best known landmarks, rich in legend and mystery. As with Barley, there are a number of places to eat in the village.
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