There are many things to do within a close proximity of Fernside Cottage . Set up on a private and peaceful road overlooking stunning, unspoilt countryside yet within close and easy access to good routes leading to the many varied & interesting attractions that abound in this beautiful area. There is also an excellent bus service to many towns & villages.
The famous Thornton in Craven to Malham section of the Pennine way intersects the village well within walking distance of Fernside Cottage. Click link for informative map view. http://www.jbutler.org.uk/e2e/pw/w8/index.shtml
Access to the Pendle Way is also within walking distance of the front door. Information and sectional route maps can be found here http://www.visitpendle.com/things-to-do/pendle-way-p555300 and for more on the history of the famous, 17th century Pendle witch trials click here http://www.pendlewitches.co.uk/
30 minutes drive from Thornton-in-Craven is Haworth, home of the famous Brontë sisters. Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a vintage charm that makes you feel you’ve stepped into another era. For more information click these links.
Fans of the BBC series “Gentleman Jack” can visit the home of Anne Lister at Shibden Hall. Less than an hour by car the Lister family home dates back to the 15th century and its architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. Details for the property can be found here https://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall and information about the television series is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00059m9
Skipton is just 6 miles and is a bustling market town with an interesting and varied shopping centre. The market is held 4 days a week and is a very popular tourist attraction. Set on both sides of the ancient cobbled high street the market is held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information please check link http://welcometoskipton.com/section/Market
You will also find the very famous Skipton castle is well worth a visit so please check out the website http://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk/
The Leeds to Liverpool canal meanders through this beautiful countryside and you can walk along the canal banks and while away the hours or you can book a trip on a narrow boat and see the stunning scenery from a different angle http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/ll/ll41.htm
Settle to Carlisle steam railway is a must for steam and railway enthusiasts of all ages. The 24 arch ribblehead viaduct set amongst the dark forboding moorland backdrop is simply awesome from the ground but to travel over it by train is simply amazing http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/
Other local attractions that come highly recommended are :-
Bolton Castle https://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/
Mother Shipton’s Cave https://www.mothershipton.co.uk/
Brimham Rocks https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks
The Halifax Piece Hall https://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/