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We have a comprehensive range of local maps, guide books and leaflets for your reference plus a range of local route maps you can borrow. Plus local knowledge gained over four generations. Local weather information is always available.

Recommended maps

Ordnance Survey OL41 Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale, OS Explorer Map sheet OL21 South Pennines and Landranger Map sheet 103.

Pendle Walking Festival is a week of free guided walks catering for all abilities, including children usually held at the end of August beginning of September each year. Click here for more information.

Walks starting at Foxhill Barn by Herbert Moorhouse

MIDDOP and STOPPER LANE

We have many other self guided walks starting at Foxhill which you can borrow during your visit.

Local Walks all starting from Foxhill or close by

Rimington Walk 1 (PDF 511kb)
Rimington Walk 2 (PDF 551kb)
Rimington Walk 3 (PDF 595kb)
Rimington Walk 4 (PDF 556kb)
Rimington Walk 5 (PDF 522kb)

Long Distance Walks

Google map of access points close to Foxhill Barn B and B for the Ribble Way, Pennine Way and Pendle Way plus bus services.

Access points close to Foxhill Barn for the Ribble Way, Pennine Way and Pendle Way

Ribble Way
The Ribble Way is a 70 mile footpath following the river and its valley from the sea to its source. The footpath spans the counties of Lancashire and North Yorkshire and is divided into 7 sections each approximately 10 miles long. Four sections lie within Lancashire following the rivers middle and lower reaches. More about The Ribble Way ......

The Ribble Way (PDF 10.5mb)

The Two Roses Way
The Two Roses Way is a six-day hill walk through Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, extending to around 100 miles of northern scenery and interesting market towns. The walk can be for a one-week walking holiday, but each section is self-contained, and suitable for day walks, based on the towns of Whalley, Gisburn, Skipton, Malham, Slaidburn and Chipping.
More about The Two Roses Way ......

The Pennine Way
The Pennine Way National Trail, 268 miles of trail chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.

The Pennine Way (PDF 3.6mb)

The Pennine Bridleway (PDF 2.73mb)

The Pendle Way a series of walks exploring the best of Pendle's countryside

Pendle Way Details

Pendle and West Yorkshire

The Bronte way (PDF 892kb)
Wycoller Country Park (PDF 601kb)
Pendle Hill Walk (PDF 892kb)
Ogden Reservoir and Fell Wood (PDF 260kb)
Aitken Wood (PDF 265kb)
Black Moss Reservoirs (PDF 301kb)
Pendle's own Three Peaks Pendle, Boulsworth, Weets (PDF 3.1mb)
Foulridge beating the bounds (PDF 618kb)
Wycoller Panopticon Walk (PDF 470kb)

Walks based on the Leeds Liverpool canal through Pendle

Mile Tunnel and Slipper Hill (PDF 2.2mb)
Wanless Bridge & Barrowford Locks (PDF 2.3mb)
Lake Burwain (PDF 1.7mb)
Foulridge Wharf and County Brook (PDF 1.7mb)

The West Craven Way

The West Craven Way Part 1 (PDF 393kb)
The West Craven Way Part 2 (PDF 365kb)

Lancashire cheese trails

Creamy Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 865kb)
Crumbly Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 752kb)
Tasty Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 745kb)

Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland

Pendle Hill Walk (PDF 892kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 1) (PDF 677kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 2) (PDF 623kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 3) (PDF 726kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 4) (PDF 634kb)
Slaidburn to Dunsop Bridge (PDF 1,859kb)
Dunsop to Chipping (PDF 1326kb)
Gisburn Forest Guide (PDF 313kb)
Gisburn Forest Family cycle route leaflet (PDF 232kb)
Stocks Reservoir Walk (PDF 610kb)
Tolkien Trail, Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien (PDF 380kb)

Forest of Bowland AONB Map (PDF 4,589kb)
Forest of Bowland AONB General Information (PDF 4,029kb)
Forest of Bowland AONB Access Land (PDF 6,420kb)
Forest of Bowland AONB Treading Carefully (PDF 268kb)

Bowland by Bus (PDF 1.92mb)

The Pennine Bridleway Settle Loop (PDF 4.4mb)

Please follow the Countryside Code (PDF 268kb)

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For Walkers we provide:-

  • Secure wet weather gear storage and drying
  • Pickup and drop off by arrangement
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Local route maps for loan
  • Baggage transfer service by prior arrangement.
  • Evening meal provision within one mile
  • Boot washing facilities
  • Early or packed breakfast available

Full list of facilities and services for Walkers and Cyclists.

Closest Railway Clitheroe
Bus Service Gisburn (2 miles/3 km) Regular services (x80 and 280) to and from Clitheroe, Barnoldswick and Skipton

Bowland by Bus (PDF 1.92mb)

Please follow the Countryside Code (PDF 268kb)

Please follow the Sustainable Tourism Visitor code

Walkers Testimonials

24/11/09 Wonderful stay with friendly hostess and host, ideal for walkers – thank you.

30/7/09 Thanks for the lovely warm welcome for 4 very soggy walkers and the delicious cottage pie. Sorry we're only staying one night, but hopefully we'll be back

28/6/09 Thanks Peter & Jan, enjoyed every minute, thank you for making us so welcome. Thanks also for the loan of the boots - terrific.

21/6/09 Pete, thanks for the lift back into Gisburn; saves a few miles on the long walk to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

19/6/09 Fabulous stay, a real warm welcome and excellent food. Could not be bettered

19/6/09 Super time, wonderful food and most warm welcome from our hosts Peter & Janet

19/6/09 Great hosts, fab food. Looking forward to coming back.

19/6/09 I will be coming here again. It was a wonderful stay and good hospitality.

19/6/09 You have made many friends.

19/6/09 What a splendid time we’ve had. Excellent hospitality, many thanks.

Foxhill Barn Ribble Valley B&B for a Lancashire, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales
Walking, Cycling, Sightseeing, Holiday or short break.