Family Treasure Trails in the Pendle Hill Landscape


The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership (PHLP) Scheme launched four exciting treasure trails as part of the 'Discover Pendle Hill' sustainable tourism project.

Supported by Alison Cross, the Outdoor Learning Officer for The Ernest Cook Trust, Pupils from local schools worked with the national Treasure Trail franchise to create these self-guided family 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 covers.

All schools involved 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 alot about the area and its history." 

Treasure Trails are 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


Alternatively, you can download the treasure trails below to print out yourself -