Please enjoy the pictorial tour of our village of Bolton-by-Bowland and the Hamlet of Holden.
To start the tour first drive to Sawley (Map 53.915045, -2.342218), another lovely village, just off the A59 between Clitheroe and Skipton. Follow the signs for Bolton-by-Bowland down the narrow country lane.
1. Dakin Farm
2. Bolton Peel Farm
3. Copy Nook Hotel
4. Hamlet of Holden
5. Holden Beck
When entering the Hamlet of Holden you will cross over the Holden Beck bridge..
6. Holden Beck Bridge
7. Methodist Church
8. Holden Graveyard
9. Bolton By Bowland Village
Retracing your steps back to the Copy Nook Hotel, turn left towards Bolton-by-Bowland. You will pass the Settle Road to your left. Gardenmakers, Oaktree Nurseries and Middle Flass Lodge Guest House are a few miles down this road. Following on to BBB, you see the cricket ground on your right. Map ref 53.939836, -2.331691
10. Village Cricket Ground
The village cricket ground, from the bridge over Skirden Beck
11. Bridge of Skirden Beck
12. Village Car park & Information Centre
12. Main Street
Attractive whitewash and stone cottages line Main Street
13. Main Street
14. Stocks Green
15. Stocks Green
13th Century stocks
16. Coach and Horses
17. War Memorial
Turn left by the green and see the Hellifield Road, (beyond the War Memorial) leading out of the village
18. Hellifield Road
19. Jerusalem Hill
21. Hellifield Road
...and looking back down the Hellifield Road tand back to the Village centre
22. Gisburn Road
23. St Peter & St Paul's Chruch
...and St Peter & St Paul's Church appears on the left side of Gisburn Road.
24. St Peter and St Paul's
25. St Peter and St Paul's Norman Tower
The imposing Norman tower
26. St Peter and St Paul's Main Gates
Main Gates of the Church of St Peter and St Paul's
27. Old School Cottages
After passing St Peter and St Paul's church you will pass a number of cottages which were orignally the old school buildings.
28. King Henry Mews
Directly opposite the old school cottages is the main entrance to King Henry Mews which is a 1 mile private drive to the grounds of the former Bolton Hall. Note access for walking only and the grounds of King Henry Mews are Private.
29. King Henry's Well
King Henry'sWell. King Henry VI sheltered at Bolton Hall to prevent capture by the Yorkshire soldiers after the battle of Hexham (1464). The well was reputedly built for him to bathe in.
Note - the Well is on Private grounds and can only be seen from the public footpath.
30. Orangery Chimney
The chimney of the fire that warmed the Orangery in Bolton Hall.
Note - the Chimney is on Private grounds and can only be seen from the public footpath.
31. Jerusalem Hill
Heading back from King Henry Mews turn right at the main gates and cross the road onto the road around the second village green. On the left side of this green is the quirky Jerusalem Hill.
32. Old Court House
On the left side of the green is the old court house
33. Second Village Green
The top of the second green, looking back to the Church
34. Bolton by Bowland Primary School
The thriving Church of England Primary School, at the top of the second green adjacent to Gisburn Road.
35. Tree Lined Gisburn Road
turning right at the School returns you back to the village centre via the tree lined Gisburn Road. Turing left leaves the viallge and heads towards the next Village of Gisburn.
36. The End
...and the Gisburn Road leads up and out of the village.
End of the village tour