Pendle Forest History Group

Hidden away in a corner of East Lancashire is a relatively undiscovered place of natural beauty and historical interest. Pendle Forest lies within the ancient Forest of Bowland which, in days gone by was a hunting preserve of Norman Kings. At its heart is Pendle Hill. There is a great deal of history relating to this fascinating region both documented and still awaiting discovery, including that of Lancashire Witches, and their trial and execution in 1612. The Pendle Forest History Group have a large variety of reports, documents and records in our archive many of which can be forwarded electronically should you wish to see them.

Further details on the group can be found on their Facebook page by clicking here.

You are most welcome to join the group if you wish to participate in the field trips, regular meetings and other activities or you may have your own information about the area that you wish to share.

The group meets regularly on a monthly basis in the Barley Village Hall at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month and have a mixture of guest speakers, activity planning and report meetings together with field trips to consider the landscape and sites and features therein.

All welcome at any of their meetings and for more information please get in touch by email at [email protected]