The Oaks

Local Area

We’ve rounded up the best places to visit whilst staying at the hotel. From local places of historical interest to action packed adventure days – there’s so much to do within 30 mins drive of the hotel.


Pendle Heritage Centre

This group of listed Grade 11 farm buildings and a walled garden is a great day out for the whole family, perfect for exploring the Pendle area either on foot or by car. Activities include a wander around the Walled Garden and ambling through Bluebell Wood.


Park Hill, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6JQ



Pendle Sculpture Trail

Discover the fascinating true story of the Pendle Witches in stone.  The Pendle Sculpture Trail has 10 ceramic plaques with unique symbols that represent each of the Pendle people hanged 400 years ago in the biggest witchcraft trial in England. Find the plaques in a treasure trail style quiz with several mythical creatures dotted throughout providing helpful clues. 


Aitken Wood, Barley, Barley, Lancashire, BB12 9JX



Hail Storm Hill

Popular with hikers, Hail Storm Hill – also known as Cowpe Moss – is located at the highest point in Rossendale.


Hail Storm Hill,
OL13 0PR


Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

Established by a local woman from Ramsbottom, Bleakholt is now one of the largest sanctuaries in the UK, and home to over 450 animals. Meet the animals – from horses, donkeys and cows to sheep and goats – and time your visit with one of their family fun days, or pop into the shop and cafe during your visit.


Bury Old Road,
Edenfield Ramsbottom,


Irwell Sculpture Trail

Extending over 33 miles through Salford, Bury and Rossendale, this is the largest sculpture route in the UK, connecting local heritage, the landscape and communities. The trail also links a host of cultural attractions from art galleries and museums to the East Lancashire Railway.



Gawthorpe Hall and Gardens

Steeped in history, a visit to Gawthorpe Hall and gardens will transport you to an era from our illustrious industrial past. Built between 1600 and 1605, Gawthorpe Hall was the family seat of the Shuttleworth family for over 300 years.


Burnley Road,
Padiham, near Burnley,
BB12 8UA