Walks in Lancashire Witch Country
An illustrated guide to 30 short circular walks on and around Pendle Hill
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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.
- All year round. Weather can change quickly on the tops: take suitable clothing, map and compass for the higher routes.
- Pendle, Downham, Barley, Whalley, Gisburn, Colne, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe
- 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
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'.
The Pendle Way
The Pendle Witches
Pendle Heritage Centre
About this Book
- The Heart of Witch Country
- Downham and Twiston
- Over Spence Moor
- The Vale of Wycoller
- Pendle Hill from Nick o'Pendle
- Three Rivers Walk
- Bowland Byways
- Walverden Reservoir
- Noggarth Ridge and Newchurch
- Weets Hill
- Pendleton and Worston
- The Lost Valley of the Treacle Mines
- Limestone Landscapes
- Beacon Hill
- Pendle Hill from Barley
- Great Edge and Noyna Rocks
- The Leafy Lanes of Rimington
- A Canalside Walk in Craven
- Wiswell and Nick o’Pendle
- Roughlee and the Water Meetings
- A Visit to Bracewell
- Pendle Hill from Downham
- Read Heights
- White Moor and Admergill Water
- Whalley and the Nab
- Boulsworth Hill
- Kelbrook Moor
- Around Stang Top
- Paythorne and Gisburne Park
O.S. Explorer 1:25,000:
19 West Pennine Moors
OL 21 South Pennines
OL 41 Forest of Bowland and Ribblesdale
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Jack Keighley has developed a unique style of guidebooks based on his own research and artistic skills. Born in Rimington, he taught at Park Secondary School, Colne, in 1959/60 before becoming a headmaster in Yorkshire. He now lives in Skipton and is accompanied on his walks by his faithful Border terrier, Brandy.View Guidebooks by Jack Keighley
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