Welcome to Roughlee Village

Hi, we’re a friendly community based in the beautiful and historic village of Roughlee, East Lancashire. We’re at the foot of Pendle Hill, six miles north of Burnley and about a mile from Barrowford. Roughlee is situated in the stunning Forest of Pendle, an outlier of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The Bay Horse Inn, Roughlee

The Bay Horse Inn

10th March – Update on the future of the Bay Horse Inn in Roughlee, and the village working party exploring options to purchase it

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Running along the stream of Pendle Water, Roughlee is known for its white railings and links with the Pendle Witches – one of whom, Alice Nutter, has been immortalised as a statue in the village. Explore our village history here or find out more from the local History Group, who are happy to try and answer any of your questions.

The Roughlee Village Centre offers a vibrant events programme to welcome both residents and visitors. Roughlee has several accommodation providers to suit all budgets: Bed and Breakfast, Caravan Parks or self-catering cottages. They make the village an ideal base for exploring Pendleside and the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Public Consultation – Pendle Local Plan Part 2

The Local Plan Part 2, together with the Core Strategy which was adopted in December 2015, will form the basis for planning decisions for the period 2011 to 2030. The implications for the village of Roughlee could be profound and should be taken seriously…

Clarion House

A hundred years ago there were scores of Clarion Houses dotted across the North West, London and Scotland. This is the last remaining one, providing…

Roughlee Village Centre

Situated in the heart of Roughlee is the recently renovated Village Centre, home to a vibrant programme of events and available to hire – ideal…

Alice Nutter

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the infamous witches trials, one of the best known – Alice Nutter – was immortalised as a statue in…