Pennine Lancashire

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Pennine Lancashire is a unique place; breathtaking countryside, quaint villages and historic mill towns. It is well renowned for its dense woodland, canal walks and countryside trails. It also rich in culture with many museums, galleries and theatres plus a wide variety of artists studios inspired by the location and character of the region. See the venues and artists sections of this site for more details.

Visitors are offered endless opportunities to explore the outdoors, dine on traditional (and not-so-traditional) Lancastrian cuisine, partake in extreme sports, enjoy a festival or ponder over an amazing assortment of art and heritage. There are many independent shops and vibrant markets in towns such as Clitheroe, Darwen, Colne, Rawtenstall and Accrington.

The Forest of Bowland AONB, Pendle Hill, Witton Country Park, West Pennine Moors and Leeds Liverpool Canal are just some of the great places ideal for a relaxing, scenic stroll or cycle.

Pennine Lancashire stretches as far north as Gisburn Forest in the Ribble Valley and incorporates Pendle, Burnley, Hyndburn, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen in the east half of Lancashire.