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The Forest of Pendle Leisure Park has it all. Nestling in Roughlee Lancashire, the Forest of Pendle offers some of England’s finest countryside, and beautiful villages.

The Forest of Pendle is the name given to an area of hilly landscape to the east of Pendle Hill in eastern Lancashire, roughly defining the watershed between the River Ribble and its tributary the River Calder. The forest is not identical to the modern local government district of Pendle, which is larger. And in fact the modern version of the forest has come to contain areas to the north and east of Pendle hill which are partly in the district of Ribble Valley.

Over its history, the forest has gone from being a medieval royal forest, to being defined as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Forest of Pendle is bursting with events, fantastic walks and cycle rides, and a host of unusual and entertaining attractions. Whether you love historic houses or countryside activities, like to “shop until you drop”, or are looking for family fun, the Forest of Pendle has it all.

Staff Recommendation: Pendle Heritage Centre

Situated beside an ancient crossing of Pendle Water, this group of attractive listed Grade 11 farm buildings and walled garden, only a mile from the M65, offers the ideal day out for the whole family, and the perfect base from which to explore the Pendle area either on foot or by car.

Discover the origins of the ancient farmhouse known as Park Hill, which has been carefully restored using traditional building skills to provide visitors with a vivid insight of how this historic house has developed and been adapted from the 1400s to the present day, showing the architectural styles of each period.

The main exhibitions are in the old part of the house which still evokes the atmosphere of the 17th Century.

The Pendle Heritage Centre is open daily and includes a Garden Tearoom, 18th Century Walled Garden, Cruck Frame Barn, a Parlour shop, Tourist Information Centre, Pendle Arts Gallery and a Conference Centre.

Local Attractions

Prestige Karting: www.prestigekarting.co.uk

For the best Go Karting in Lancashire, go karting North West, go karting in the UK. We are within easy travelling distance of Bolton, Bury, Manchester and Preston. Go karting is a fun activity for adults and kids alike. We organise Go Karting race meetings for larger groups and arrive and drive for those that wish to turn up and race. (Always call to check availability). We have special voucher days and our karting track makes a memorable birthday party venue or special event

Thornton Hall Country Park: www.thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk


A family run, spotlessly clean, award Winning Country Farm Park situated on the border of Pendle and the Yorkshire Dales. Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn, a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!