Following the towpath
you will pass a gas holder and a distance marker of 75 miles to
Liverpool and pass under a railway bridge marked 132A.
300 metres past the bridge look out for a short flight of stone
steps leading down from the tow path towards a housing estate. There
is a footpath sign at the bottom of the steps.
From the steps that descend from the canal turn right to walk downhill
along Lower Manor Lane (housing estate).
Pass Lower Mead Drive on your right and at the bottom of Lower
Manor Lane cross the road and take the path that runs between two
The path is well defined and passes through Heald Wood.
You will hear the M65 before you see it!
Ignore the first path that joins to your right.
Ahead the path splits and reunites at a metal bridge, cross this
bridge over Pendle Water (which joins the River Calder 1 kilometre
downstream from this point).
Cross the bridge, through the kissing gate and down the flight
Follow the obvious path which continues on a metalled road passing
a house named Riversmead. Ahead turn left (northwest) under the
motorway and follow your nose to the Water Treatment Plant.
Pass the Water Treatment Plant and on reaching
Wood End Farm take the farm road signposted to Moor Isles Farm,
crossing a cattle grid.
After 200 metres turn left (west) at a waymarker
on to a path that crosses a meadow to another waymarker, just ahead
is a wooden footbridge with Pendle Way and Bronte Way Markers, this
leads to a further wooden footbridge.
The path passes a pond
to your left.
Cross over a stile by a stand of trees and follow
the River Calder passing over a further wooden footbridge and stile
until you reach a large wooden bridge which spans the river.
On reaching the bridge you will encounter a double
stile, cross the first stile and turn back on yourself (right) and
cross over the second stile finishing up on the opposite side of
a wire fence.
You are now on the Pendle Way and heading northwest
The path ahead is waymarked with kissing gate access
between the six fields that are crossed.
The final gate 1,200 metres from the river joins
a farm lane. Continue on the farm lane which is metalled after a
On reaching a farm on your right, turn left through
a stile and head northwest towards a church spire.
At the top of the field pass over a stile and down
four steps onto the Padiham by-pass (take care).
Turn left (southwest) down the by-pass for 50 metres
and at a 50 MPH sign cross the road with care and continue up some
steps ahead of you.
Continue through a stile and emerge through the snicket
in the wall ahead on to the main road through the village of Higham.
Across the road is the Village Hall.
100 metres down the road
(southwest) is the Four Alls Inn where food can be obtained (Telephone