This short circular from Spring Wood offers an alternative hill-walk to Pendle Hill itself. Offering similar panoramic views without the same length and gradient of climb this route offers views of the Pennines, Longridge Fell and down the Ribble Valley. In addition to beginning and ending at the locally well-loved Spring Wood, the circular takes you through the picturesque village of Wiswell.
Wiswell is a small village in the shadow of Pendle Hill, situated in the Ribble Valley. Thought to be named after a nearby old well known as 'Wise Woman's Well' (Wise-well), the village has won numerous awards and boasts a number of listed buildings.
Additionally, the village is home to a Grade II listed monument called 'The Shay Cross' which has links to some bloody local history surrounding John Paslew (the last Abbot of Whaley Abbey), the Pilgrimage of Grace and a rumoured ghost.