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Walks In Lancashire Witch Country - a Cicerone guidebook

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17 Apr 2012
21.8 x 14.4 x 1.1cm
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1st Published
1 Jun 2004
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Walks in Lancashire Witch Country

An illustrated guide to 30 short circular walks on and around Pendle Hill

by Jack Keighley
Book published by Cicerone Press

The guidebook's 30 circular walks are all about 6 miles in length, covering the wild and beautiful Lancashire countryside. They are ideal as half-day family rambles. Since 1612, when ten Pendle witches went to the scaffold, a magical aura has pervaded this mysterious area. Hand written and illustrated.

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In 1612 ten 'Pendle Witches' went to the scaffold. These miserable wretches and their supposed victims lived in the villages and farmsteads surrounding Pendle Hill. Though nearly four centuries have since elapsed, the magical aura of witchcraft still pervades an area which is as wild and beautiful now as it was in King James's day.

All the walks are circular and fairly uniform in length, with an average of about 6 miles, making them ideal as half-day 'family rambles'.

Access is easy along the A56 and A59, whilst the M65 extends from the national motorway network into the heart of 'Lancashire Witch Country'.

  • Seasons
    All year round. Weather can change quickly on the tops: take suitable clothing, map and compass for the higher routes.
  • Centres
    Pendle, Downham, Barley, Whalley, Gisburn, Colne, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe
  • Difficulty
    Half-day walks suitable for all. Bad weather will make the higher routes more challenging.
  • Must See
    Pendle Heritage Centre, Downham, Waddington, summit of Pendle Hill; river- and canal-side walks; Kelbrook Moor
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The Pendle Way
The Pendle Witches
Pendle Hill
Pendle Heritage Centre
About this Book

The Walks

  1. The Heart of Witch Country
  2. Downham and Twiston
  3. Over Spence Moor
  4. The Vale of Wycoller
  5. Pendle Hill from Nick o'Pendle
  6. Three Rivers Walk
  7. Bowland Byways
  8. Walverden Reservoir
  9. Noggarth Ridge and Newchurch
  10. Weets Hill
  11. Pendleton and Worston
  12. The Lost Valley of the Treacle Mines
  13. Limestone Landscapes
  14. Beacon Hill
  15. Pendle Hill from Barley
  16. Great Edge and Noyna Rocks
  17. Waddinton
  18. The Leafy Lanes of Rimington
  19. A Canalside Walk in Craven
  20. Wiswell and Nick o’Pendle
  21. Roughlee and the Water Meetings
  22. A Visit to Bracewell
  23. Pendle Hill from Downham
  24. Read Heights
  25. White Moor and Admergill Water
  26. Whalley and the Nab
  27. Boulsworth Hill
  28. Kelbrook Moor
  29. Around Stang Top
  30. Paythorne and Gisburne Park

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