• The Nabs Head

  • Eat & Drink in the beer garden

  • Walkers with dogs welcomed

Samlesbury from the Nabs Head

Situated about 2 miles south of the Forest of Bowland, Samlesbury is a delightful little village with plenty of charm and character.

We did this walk in November so be prepared for it to be quite muddy.  A bit of mud isn’t a problem with the correct footwear and Autumn is perfect time to see the  leaves falling off the trees and lining the floor like a golden carpet.

The route meets the River Darwen on a number of occasions and there are some fairly steep valleys to climb out off so at times the views of the surrounding Pennines and Forest of Bowland can be stunning.

Nabs Head, Samlesbury

The walk starts and finishes at the Nabs Head where you can park as long you pop in for a drink or food.  If they’re open let them know you’ve arrived and they’ll be waiting to serve you with some delicious food when you make it back.

Main MenuCiabatta Menu,Pizza Menu

Route info

Postcode PR5 0UQ
Map Reference
Low Point 85m
High Point 125m
Distance 7km
Cows Yes
Dogs Fine on a lead
Nearby pub Nabs Head
Nearby hotel

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Great food and service
Delicious Home Cooked Food
Lovely family meal at this little gem

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Nabs Head walk photos

Along the way (things to look out for on your OS map)

Nab’s Head (Nabs Head), Samlesbury Bottoms, Samlesbury Br, River Darwen, Wild Bottom’s Wood, Bolton Hall, Talentine Farm, Witton Weavers Way, Close Farm, Alum Scar, Alum House Wood, Walbanks Ho (House), Copster Farm.

Information on this page correct at November 2016.  Route details can be approximate.