Things to do nearby

Comfortable accommodation set within the Pendle area near to Burnley

Are you looking for accommodation in a rurual setting close to Burnley? Visit Thorneyholme Farm Cottage Bed & Breakfast. We provide warm and comfortable rooms for all our guests.

Things to do in Pendle

When you visit Thorneyholme Farm Cottage Bed & Breakfast, you can indulge yourselves in the following activities:


  • Walks
  • Cycling and mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Eating out

Walking in Pendle

Right from our door, you can take a walk around the hills and the countryside in Pendle. Whether you want to stroll into Roughlee for a pint at the Bay Horse, or investigate the characterful small villages nearby, you’ll find many interesting things to do here.


Barley and Newchurch are just under a mile away. You can take one of the many walking routes in the local area, including part of the Pendle Way. You’ll pass through the stunning countryside of the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Witch country. Take a look at some of the activities you can do in Pendle. For more information about walks in the area, take a look at and

Cycling & mountain biking in Pendle

If you are a cyclist, you’ll find that the Pendle area is a treasure trove of gentle village to village rides. You’ll enjoy the exhilarating hill climbs and mountain biking for all abilities. For local cycling information, take a look at the Pendle cycling routes. For more information on mountain biking in this area, take a look at the following:
Around Pendle
Forest of Bowland
Gisburn Forest

Fishing in Pendle

If you’d like to go fishing in Pendle, there is a delightful spring and river fed 2.5 acre lake fishery at the former mill lodge in Roughlee.


For coarse, carp or game fishing with a record of a 41 pound carp visit : Pendle view


For other information on fishing in the area: Pendle borough

Golf in Pendle

Nearby are several superb golf courses, many open to non members. For information on local courses visit Golf in Pendle.

Eating out in Pendle

To enjoy excellent food, visit our local pub, The Bay Horse. It is only a short walk into the village. A little further in the village of Barley is the renowned Pendle Inn.


If you go a little further, you can visit the following:
Fence Gate
The Forest Inn
Northcote Manor
The Three Fishes
The Bay Horse


There are also many cosy cafes and tea shops. You can even walk up to the top of the Noggarth Road and take in the views while eating a bacon butty from our local walkers and cyclists provision shop.


Roughlee is famous for its links with the Pendle Witches. One of whom, Alice Nutter, allegedly lived at Roughlee Old Hall. The village has the second smallest school in Lancashire, an excellent public house, ‘The Bay Horse’.


The former mill lodge is now a trout fishing lake.
In 2006, the village was also awarded the best kept small village in Lancashire. In 2007, it was voted the Champions Class winner. The 2008 result was, ‘Highly commended’.


Newchurch-in-Pendle is clustered on the southern side of Pendle Hill, offering magnificent views of the surrounding area. It is easily accessible by road or on foot from Roughlee. It falls on the Pendle Witches scenic car trail and also crosses the Pendle Way. The well known features of the village are the church and the unusual local shop, ‘Witches Galore’.


Newchurch is attached to the Pendle Witch myth due to a legend that it is the burial place of one of the witches, Alice Nutter. Look out for the grave to the left of the church door against the outside wall marked by a carved skull and crossbones.


Barley is a small farming settlement at the foot of Pendle Hill. It features the ‘Pendle Inn’ and it is the usual gathering place of people who’ve set off to climb the hill. Its history can be traced back to 1324 when it was known as Barleegh.


Fence is named after the fenced enclosure that stags were kept in after hunting in Pendle Forest. It was home to Old Chattox, one of the famous Pendle Witches. Ashlar House in the village was the place where the Pendle Witches were taken in 1612 after their arrest. Hoarstones House built in 1547 was the scene of a dangerous hoax in the 17th century when seventeen people were arrested as suspected witches and brought here. They were all found guilty and were only saved from execution after the hoax was discovered.

If you’re looking for comfortable accommodation in a beautiful rural setting not far from Burnley, contact Thorneyholme Farm Cottage Bed & Breakfast on 01282612452 .