New Family Treasure Trails within the Pendle Hill Landscape have launched

Are you planning your summer days out with the children, and looking for exciting things to do close to home?! Two brand new family Treasure Trails based around the Pendle village of Chatburn and around the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall could be just what you are looking for! 

The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership (PHLP) Scheme are launching the new trails as part of the 'Discover Pendle Hill' sustainable tourism project and these add to the existing trails developed in 2019 in Sabden and Barrowford.

Supported by Alison Cross, the Outdoor Learning Officer for The Ernest Cook Trust, Year 6s from Chatburn and eighteen year 5s and 6s from Padiham schools have been working with the national Treasure Trail franchise to create our latest pair of family self-guided adventure trails, which provide an exciting challenge that combine mind-twisting clues with fascinating stories and local facts. The children spent several days out exploring their local area looking at heritage and places of interest and devising a series of clues that guide you to solve the 'spy mission', they even produced the artwork for the front cover.

All schools involved have benefited from the fully funded opportunity, with thanks to The Ernest Cook Trust and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Stuart Marshall, treasure trail partner, was commissioned to create the trails with the schools. "The year 5's have really enjoyed learning about their local history and geography, village landmarks and how to write clear instructions. They have learnt a lot about the area and its history. The two treasure trails are now ready to sell before summer holidays". 

You can read our latest Treasure Trail press release here with full details of the Chatburn and Padiham Treasure Trails, and read our 2019 press release here with full details of the Sabden and Barrowford Treasure Trails.

Treasure Trails will be available to buy from the following outlets for £2.50 each -

  • Chatburn: Hudsons Ice Cream Shop

  • Padiham: Gawthorpe Hall museum shop

  • Sabden: Sanwitches Cafe

  • Barrowford: Heritage Centre

If you would like to find out more about other Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership family events and working with schools, then please get in touch with the team: pendlehill.lp@lancashire.gov.uk or call 01200 420 420