Two public footpaths go across our farm.
They lead to a network around Sabden that offers more short, medium or long walks than almost anywhere in the Ribble Valley.
So why not…borrow one of our maps and…
Walk From Our Front Door
We have developed a circular door-to-door walk in conjunction with The Forest of Bowland team and Janet and Ken Sharp at Height Top Farm Cottages at Higham.
Cobden Farm, Sabden, Height Top Farm Circular (PDF 1.3mb)
Sabden Valley Circular (PDF 3mb)
Short walks (less than 5 miles)
- into Sabden village and back to Cobden Farm via Shady Walks (mix of road and off road)
- onto to Back Lane (an old Roman Road), down to Read Bridge and Old Roman Road (mostly road). This goes past Cromwell’s Cave where he is supposed to have hidden from Royalists. Let us know if you can spot Cromwell’s Cave…
- into Sabden via Hillside Farm, up the valley to Dean Farm, across to Rattenclough Farm, back into Sabden (mostly off road)
Medium walks (5 to 10 miles)
- into Sabden, up Wesley Street, head for Churn Clough Reservoir, up to the Nick o’ Pendle, back down into Sabden (mix of road and off road)
- left at our farm road entrance, take footpath sign opposite Laneside Farm, across field, up hill to Bramley Farm. From here you can go in a number of different directions to make the walk shorter or longer. Head right towards the Nick o’ Pendle and the Pendle Hill walks. Or turn left and follow footpaths over to Wiswell, Pendleton and Clitheroe.
Long walks (more than 10 miles)
- to Barley from the Nick o’ Pendle is a must. Clear days are best to enjoy the fantastic views. The loop walk along Pendle Hill, into Barley and back via Ogden Resevoirs is about 12 miles door-to-door (mostly off road).
- to Great Harwood or Whalley Nab via footpaths is another must-do. It’s about 15 miles.
The Pendle Witches Way: www.weekwalks.co.uk It's a Lancashire Witches Walk from Sabden to Lancaster
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 in your rooms. It records the walk, about nine miles, around the parish boundary.