The following information relates to the 2018 Foodie Foray which took place in October 2018.  Details of the 2020 Foodie Foray will follow soon!


The Pendle Hill Foodie Foray is a celebration of local food producers and the distinctive local dishes found at the foot of our landmark hill. Starting on Saturday, October 13, the five-day programme includes walks, talks, foraging and feasting.

A programme of walks and talks, which explore the landscape and the wild and cultivated foods found within it, will be backed up by some mouth-watering feasts at some of the area’s most popular eateries.

Whether you fancy finding out more about the local delicacies that thrive within our landscape, finding food for free amongst the hedgerows or tucking into a five-course locally sourced feast, there’s an event for everyone.

If you have any questions about any of the events, please email

Follow the links for further details of each event:

View a map of the event locations


Saturday 13th October



Time: 11.00 to 16.00
Location: Sabden (details of meeting point will be sent out after booking)
Cost: £8.00

Discover the rolling pastureland between Sabden and the Pendle Summit Plateau, where happy cows graze contentedly and produce nutritious whole milk which is then bottled on the farm at the Milking Parlour. Enjoy an 8km guided walk followed by a hearty afternoon tea at the popular Sanwitches café at the Antiques Centre,  Ending the day with a visit to the Milking Parlour and a short talk by the Gills - there's also an extra surprise being organised by the cafe on the day!

Dogs welcome.  Please bring sturdy footwear and waterproofs.



Sunday 14th October


Time: 11.00 to 14.30
Location: Gazegill Organic Farm
Cost: FREE

Explore the pristine environment of this idyllic farm in the shadow of Pendle, which has been in the same family for 500 years. Learn how organic and low intensity farming systems minimise impact on the environment then taste the difference for yourself with a selection of delicious farm produce - a taste of what's to come from their café in 2019! Bring the whole family along, children will love the animals at Gazegill!

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Monday 15th October


Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Location: Barley (details of meeting point will be sent out after booking)
Cost: £20 (includes breakfast and late lunch)

Join us for a breakfast bap at the Assheton Arms before hiking up to the summit of Pendle. Admire the views – and the new summit shelter – before descending via ‘The Steps’ to Barley for a well-earned late lunch at the Barley Mow. NB: This is a challenging guided linear walk with outward transport provided. Rugged footwear and waterproofs required. Meet/parking at Barley CP for transfer to Downham. Parking charges NOT included.

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BOOKING: Telephone: 01200 441227 direct with the Assheton Arms quoting 'Summit Safari'

Monday 15th October


Time: 14.00 to 16.30
Location: Chatburn (details of meeting point will be sent out after booking)
Cost: FREE

Join us for a wild foraging walk around Chatburn with expert Adrian Rose from North West Bushcraft.  Adrian will take you on a short walk (approx 3 miles) to seek out wild foraged foods such as fungi, medicinal plants & trees. 

Adrian shares his knowledge of bushcraft and wild food foraging by teaching various day workshops and weekend courses for both individuals and groups, he has been featured several times on BBC Radio lecturing on wild foods and wild food foraging. 

Please wear appropriate footwear and waterproofs if required.

NOW FULLY BOOKED - Please email if you would like to be added to a waiting list

Monday 15th October


Time: 18.30 to 20.30
Location: Barley
Cost: FREE

Embrace the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and explore the wonderful world of jam and preserves with Pendle Landscape Partnership Farming and Wildlife Officer Sarah Robinson. Pickling and preserves aficionado will supervise a practical workshop dedicated to making the autumn bounty last through the lean months of winter.

NOW FULLY BOOKED - Please email if you would like to be added to a waiting list

Tuesday 16th October


Time: 11.00 to 15.00
Location: Barley (details of meeting point will be sent out after booking)
Cost: FREE GUIDED WALK (+cost of lunch)

Join us for a relaxed five-mile circular walk followed by a late lunch at the legendary Barley Cabin, taking in the unique Clarion House with a short talk and tour about some of the Pendle Hill Radicals.  A special menu at the Cabin will include a selection of local specialities including a Pendle Platter and Stew & Hard.


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Wednsday 17th October

Time: 19.00

Location: Wiswell

An autumnal celebration of local delicacies and seasonal specialities – some of which will be foraged locally – subject to availability!

Join us for a three-course set menu designed by chef proprietor Steven Smith at this multiple award-winning restaurant nestling among the foothills of Pendle. 

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View the Special Foodie Foray Menu Here: 2 courses £22.50, 3 courses: £27.50

BOOKING: Telephone: 01254 822218 direct with the Freemasons quoting 'Pendle Hill Foodie Foray Menu'

Thursday 18th OctoberHerbal Medicine Walk - Danielle Kay


Time: 13.00 to 16.00
Location: Pendle Heritage Centre
Cost: Free

Learn about some of the edible and medicinal plants growing in the local area with Danielle Kay Medical Herbalist.  Danielle will lead you on a gentle route around Barrowford, ending up at The Heritage Centre.  Get closer to nature, discover the wonder of the weeds and give your tastebuds a treat with a taste of the wild.

NOW FULLY BOOKED - Please email if you would like to be added to a waiting list

Saturday 13th to Wednesday 17th October

Spread Eagle, image by Mark Sutcliffe

Location: Sawley
Cost: £18

A special set menu reflecting the season’s best produce and showcasing local suppliers and delicacies. Chef Greig Barnes recently celebrated 20 years at ‘the Spread’ during which time tastes have changed dramatically, with authentic local produce making a welcome return to the menu.

Read more about Head Chef Greig Barnes on our Profile Page

BOOKING: Telephone: 01200 441202 direct with the Spread Eagle quoting 'Pendle Hill Menu'


Saturday 13th to Wednesday 17th October

Trevor Rutherford image by Mark Sutcliffe


Location: Chatburn

Admire the wonderful views up the valley from Greendale’s elevated perch atop the gentle ridge between Chatburn and Downham and tuck into a special Bowland Pie inspired by Pendle. Watch the chefs at work across the open pass and enjoy a slice of heart-warming pie prepared on the premises.

BOOKING: Telephone: 01200 441517 direct with Greendale View Kitchen quoting 'Pendle Hill Menu'

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