Blacko Village community website

Community  WEBSITE

The Barber Shop


Proprietor: Julie Proctor

  Customer Car Parking is available on the Rising Sun car park




Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday  10:30 to 17:30
Thursday   10:30 to 18:30
Friday   10:30 to 18:00
Saturday   09:00 to 13:00
Sunday  Closed

Visitor Information

 Accommodation, Pubs, Local Walks

Overlooking the village is the intriguing Stanfield's Tower built around 1890. A local grocer Jonathan Stansfield was purported to have built this circular rough stone tower to provide himself with a fine view over Ribblesdale from the top, but the height fell somewhat short. Below is the popular picnic spot of the Watermeetings. A Bronze Age axe believed to be 3,500 years old, was found near the tower in 1952 by a local man.

Blacko is set on a hill overlooking Pendle Water.


Malkin Tower Farm Holiday Cottages

Malkin Tower Farm was converted into luxury self catering holiday cottages in 2002,

retaining as much character as possible. All the cottages contain the original doorways and windows, along with the orgininal oak beams and window seats. An internet connection has been installed in both cottages and the Piggery . We offer a complimentary welcome pack. (we will do a shop for you if required)

Although we are in the heart of the countryside, we are conveniently situated approximately 4 miles from the M65. The Dales, Witch and Bronte country and of course the seaside are all within easy reach. There are pubs and restaurants nearby, beautiful walks and mill shopping with Boundary Mill being just 5 miles away.

For walkers and cyclists we have secure wet weather gear storage available. We will also collect you from the train or bus station if necessary.

Short and mini breaks are available.

Contact:  Andrew and Rachel Turner  Phone:  01282 699992 Mobile:  07950315983  
Fax: 01282 613886 Email:  [email protected]  web:
Address:  Malkin Tower Farm,  Barnoldswick Road,  Blacko, BB9 6RQ 

Higher Wanless Farm

Higher Wanless Farm

Looking for peace and relaxation - come and meet our friendly Shire horses, enjoy our tranquil location alongside this pretty stretch of Leeds/Liverpool Canal. Our 250 yr. old farmhouse is surrounded by lovely walks, being close to the Pendle Way, nestling alongside the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, 1 mile from Pendle Heritage Centre, yet is only 5 minutes from Jct.13 off M65. The farm provides an ideal base for visiting Pendle Witch Country, Haworth, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, approx. 1 hour from Manchester Airport. Ideally placed for visiting the excellent local Mill Shops, and providing a peaceful haven for business people wanting to unwind after a stressful day.

1 Twin En-Suite/1 Twin/1 Single with Shower - spacious and beautifully furnished, offering every comfort for our guests. 

Tel 01282 865301 Fax 01282 865823 Web: Email: [email protected] Higher Wanless Farm, Red Lane, Colne, Lancs. BB8 7JP



The Rising Sun

Address: 330 Gisburn Rd, Blacko, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6LS             Tel:  01282 612173

The Rising Sun is a proper unspoilt village community local and still serves Stew ‘n’ Hard, Pie & Peas as well as Bar Meals and snacks daily. The pub is one of only six owned by Moorhouse’s Burnley brewery and serves their award winning ales together with guest beers at weekends and is listed in the 2011 Good Beer Guide. The pub retains a traditional taproom where darts is played, a parlour, which can be booked for small functions, and a small patio area to the front with views across to Pendle  Hill.    

Opening Hours 

Mon – Wed  5 – 11, Thurs 12 – 2 & 5 – 11, Fri & Sat 12 – 12 Sun 12 – 11

Food Served  

Mon – Wed  6 – 8, Thurs & Fri 12 – 2 & 6 – 8, Sat & Sun  12 - 7  



The Cross Gaits

Address: Beverley Rd, Blacko, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6RF Tel:  01282 616312


The Moorcock Inn

Address: Gisburn Rd, Blacko, Nelson,

Lancashire, BB9 6NG  Tel:  01282 614186