Foulridge is a small village and civil parish in Lancashire, close to the border with Yorkshire. It is situated just beyond Colne, on the route from the M65 to Skipton, and is an important stopping point on summit pound of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, just before it enters the Foulridge Tunnel. Noyna Hill, a well known local landmark, sits a mile east of the village.
Foulridge adjoins the civil parishes of Salterforth, Kelbrook and Sough, Laneshaw Bridge, Colne and Blacko. Foulridge itself originates as township of the ancient parish of Whalley. This was the basis of the civil parish, formed in 1866.
An old tale is of a cow falling into the canal at one end then passing through the tunnel before rescue. It is said it was taken to the nearby pub and revived with a drink. There is also a large reservoir that feeds the canal and boating takes place on here. Barge trips are also available on the canal.
Foulridge also had its own railway station, which closed in 1959.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Foulridge Parish (1170215070)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/sources/census_2011_ks/report?compare=1170215070. Retrieved 23 February 2018
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Pendle Retrieved 10 January 2016
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- Pendle Net Foulridge page
- BBC Sunday Stroll in Foulridge
- One Guy from Barnoldswick - Foulridge Photos
- Parish Council & Village Information
- Foulridge Parish Council Website
- Photos of Foulridge