Distance: 6 miles 10k
This leads uphill along a wooded path. As this levels out it reaches open meadows. After crossing a stile to the left follow the fence line to intercept the Pendle Way. Turn right and follow the Pendle Way to reach a lane.
Turn left. Walk along the lane for 100yds and after passing between farmhouses take a footpath on the right accessed by a stone stile. Go straight across the field to a stone stile.
After crossing this turn right aiming for a distant gate in the valley
leading onto Haddings Lane. When you reach the lane turn left and when the road bends to the right keep ahead
passing the ancient farmhouse of Lower Houses. After a wooden gate
the route passes along an enclosed track to enter an area of marshy pasture. Cross a plank bridge and keep ahead to
The Old House. Continue on the drive to Lower Lane continuing in the same direction to arrive at Sabden Fold.
take a footpath along a rutted track
which soon leads onto pastureland with a wall to the left.
For the first part of the walk the direction of travel was mainly northwards. Now it is westwards to begin with contouring below Spence Moor. The only complication occurs after 700yds when the path dips to cross Wood House Brook
in a wooed valley climbing out on a path close to a shed to reach the drive of Wood House.
From here a farm road
leads all the way down to the village of Sabden.
Pass by the old school into the church grounds and then exit onto a track to the left of the building.
Follow the track to where it reaches open fields at a gate. Through the gate turn right following the hedgerow to a wooden footbridge. Across this keep ahead to intercept a broad farm track. Turn left.
Keep on this for almost a mile. At Dean Farm
bear right over a stone bridge crossing Sabden Brook. Follow the track to the wall end on the left, turn left and then climb over a stile
now heading east with the wall to the right. On this line continue to Stone Fold a large farmhouse.
Follow its drive uphill then part way along turn left through a small gate and take a footpath bearing right taking you to the top of the height and continuing to a lane. After climbing down the embankment cross the lane
to descend towards Higham on a footpath that funnels you to a green lane at the side of a building.
Though tempting to keep on this to the village look for a footpath on the left leading into meadow.
After crossing a brook the path climbs to a fence then soon after intercepts the outward route. Turn right for the starting point.