Pendle Borough

The area of Lancashire known as Pendle is at the eastern edge of the county, bordering on the Yorkshire Dales and the Ribble Valley. Pendle takes its name from Pendle Hill, which at 1831ft high dominates the skyline of the area and provides many opportunities for hill-walking and scenic drives. It adjoins the Lancashire boroughs of Burnley and Ribble Valley. Pendle has a total population of around 90,000 people.

Pendle Hill

Pendle offers some of England’s finest countryside, as well as beautiful villages, countryside, industrial heritage and modern facilities. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal flows through the major towns, once a focal point of the industrial age but now a quiet and often beautiful waterway just waiting to be explored. The area is also closely associated with the Pendle Witches, well-known in the UK in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Pendle Community Radio reaches out to many across Pennine Lancashire, Nelson, Burnley, Brierfield, Accrington, Colne, Blackburn, Great Harwood, Barrowford and Padiham.

  • Nelson – is situated in the borough of Pendle. It has a population of around 28,998 and was very well known for it’s development as a mill town during the Industrial Revolution. Pendle Community Radio originates from Nelson providing community radio service to all.
  • Brierfield – is a small town situated in the borough of Pendle with a population of around 8000. It is located 2 ½ miles north east of the town of Burnley and 1 mile south west of the town of Nelson. The town was well known for it’s Cotton Mill industries.
  • Burnley – is a large market town in the borough of Burnley in Lancashire. It lies at the center of Pennine Lancashire and it is surrounded by the dramatic countryside of the Pennines. It has a population of around 87,700 and acts as a service centre for Lancashire with a large catchment population.
  • Accrington – is situated within the borough of Hyndburn. The town has a population of around 35,203 and a population of over 70,000 in urban areas. It is a former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries.
  • Blackburn – is a large industrial town in Lancashire with a population of 137,470. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the unitary authority area of Blackburn with Darwen.