Walks in Lancashire Witch Country

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

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9781852844462
Published
1 Jun 2004
Reprinted
17 Apr 2012
Edition
First
Pages
80
Size
21.8 x 14.4 x 1.1cm
Weight
180g

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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.

Seasons Seasons
All year round. Weather can change quickly on the tops: take suitable clothing, map and compass for the higher routes.
Centres Centres
Pendle, Downham, Barley, Whalley, Gisburn, Colne, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe
Difficulty Difficulty
Half-day walks suitable for all. Bad weather will make the higher routes more challenging.
Must See Must See
Pendle Heritage Centre, Downham, Waddington, summit of Pendle Hill; river- and canal-side walks; Kelbrook Moor
Availability
Published
ISBN
9781852844462
Published
1 Jun 2004
Reprinted
17 Apr 2012
Edition
First
Pages
80
Size
21.8 x 14.4 x 1.1cm
Weight
180g
  • Overview

    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'.

  • Contents

    Introduction
    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

  • Maps

    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

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.

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