Barnoldswick (pronounced /bɑːrˈnɒldzwɪk/ or locally /ˈbɔːrlik/) is a town and civil parish in Lancashire, England, just external the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stock Beck, a tributary of the River Ribble, runs through the town. It has a population of 10,752.
Barnoldswick and the surrounding areas of West Craven were before part of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire, but in 1974 local government was reorganised; West Riding County Council and Barnoldswick Urban District Council were abolished and the Place transferred to the Borough of Pendle, Lancashire.
On the lower slopes of Weets Hill in the Pennines, astride the natural watershed in the company of the Ribble and Aire valleys, Barnoldswick is the highest town on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, lying on the top level of the canal in the company of Barrowford Locks to the south west and Greenberfield Locks just north east of the town, 30 miles (48 km) from Leeds, Manchester and Preston. Nearby towns attach Skipton to the east, Clitheroe to the west, Burnley to the south and Keighley to the east southeast.
Barnoldswick, with 12 letters, is one of the longest place names in the United Kingdom to contain no repetition of letters. Buckfastleigh in Devon; Buslingthorpe in Leeds, West Yorkshire; and Buslingthorpe in Lincolnshire are everything longer, with 13 letters, while Bricklehampton in Worcestershire has 14.