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Lancashire Monastic Way Upholland to Sawley Abbey

111 km / 69 miles

A two section walk linking many of the medieval monastic sites of Lancashire and South Cumbria, beginning in south Lancashire at Upholland, and making its way up to Furness Abbey in what is now Cumbria. The first Section finishes at Sawley Abbey and section two starts at Cockerham Priory and continues to Furness Abbey via two short railway links.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients; Canal; River; Pilgrimage; Religious
SD523051 - Upholland, Lancs
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SD776464 - Sawley Abbey
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook: A Lancashire Monastic Way (John Convey - 2012)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Camping Barn: Downham Camping Barn YHA, Clitheroe, Lancashire 2 Km 108 Km
Camping Barn: West Lane Farmhouse, Camping Barn, Downham, Clitheroe 3 Km 108 Km

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Paths Marked on OS mapping: Ribble Way
Other Paths: Beacons Way Whalley to Otley; Blackpool to Bridlington (Aerospace Way); Forest of Bowland Walk; Lancashire Monastic Way Cockerham Priory to Furness Abbey; Lancashire Trail; Lancashire Witches Walk; Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walk; North West Way; Pendle Witches Way; Preston Guild Wheel; Red Rose Trail; Thirlmere Way; Tolkien Trail; Tops of the North (Three Shire Heads to Carlisle); Trans Pennine Way; Trevine Trail; Two Roses Way; Villages of the Ribble Valley; Wainwrights Way; Whippet Way Along the River Yarrow
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Anytime Challenges: Clitheroe 60K; Pendle and Ribble Round; Witches Way


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Route Profile:

110.5 Km (68.7 miles)
847 m (2,779 ft) ascent
100 m (328 ft)  maximum height