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The Salterforth Parish Council and Village website is aimed at promoting the Parish Council, its role and activities.  It aims to improve communication in the village as well as providing a useful source of information on local matters.  The website also publicises local events and activities organised by the Parish Council and other local groups.

If you are thinking on visiting Salterforth there is also plenty of information on walking with or without a dog and facilities.


Salterforth is a village in the North of England. Traditionally a part of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire, Salterforth now comprises part of the West Craven district of Lancashire. Thus the red rose is shown entwined with the white rose in, for example, the local paper. Historically Salterforth was part of Pennine England and was little more than a scattering of farms and a few hand weavers cottages, as were other nearby settlements.

Other local towns and villages are: Barnoldswick – 1 mile (1.6 km) north west, Kelbrook – 2 miles (3.2 km) east, Earby – 2 miles (3.2 km) north east, Thornton in Craven 3 miles (4.8 km) north east, Foulridge – 2 miles (3.2 km) south and Colne 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south.

The Leeds-Liverpool Canal has its highest point in the village and walkers can have a pleasant walk from Salterforth to Foulridge or to Barnoldswick along the canal.

Salterforth is also home to the famous “Jinny Well”. This was at one time the main water supply for the village and it is said to have been watched over by Jenney/Jinny Green Teeth, who according to folklore pulled children under the water. Locals maintain the well to this day.

Please note - Salterforth is a "NO COLD CALLING ZONE" with a zero tolerance policy.  If anyone is seen cold calling in the village, local policing and Trading Standards will be notified immediately.  It is also a criminal offence if someone has a sticker in their window requesting that no one cold calls.  This includes all cold callers including religious groups, milk men and doorstep sales men.