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Black witch logoPendle Way

72 km / 45 miles

A route through contrasting scenery, ranging from moorland to river valleys visiting Barnoldswick, Thornton-in-Craven, Wycoller, Reedley, Newchurch and Pendle Hill.

The latter part of the route has associations with the Pendle Witches, the theme of the 7.5 mile Pendle Witches Walking Trail. The three principal summits in the area, Pendle Hill, Weets Hill and Boulsworth Hill can be climbed as 'Pendle's Three Peaks'.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Black witch logo Waymark: Black witch logo
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish:
SD862398 - Pendle Heritage Centre, Park Hill, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancs
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Web Sites: Vist Pendle - West Craven Way (scroll down)

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Pendle Way (Hillside Publications - 1998)
Folder: Pendle Way (Pendle Borough Council - 2001)
Booklet: Pendle’s Three Peaks (Pendle Borough Council)
Leaflet: Witches Walking Trail (Pendle Borough Council - 2005)
Hardback: Pendle: Landscape of History and Home (Frances Lincoln - 2009)

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 103
OS Landranger Active: 103
OS Explorer: 2141287
OS Explorer Active: 2141287

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Northwestwalks)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hostel Accommodation: Earby YHA, Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire < 1 Km 21 Km
Camping Barn: Trawden Camping Barn YHA, Burnley Rd, Trawden, Lancashire 2 Km 42 Km
Camping Barn: West Lane Farmhouse, Camping Barn, Downham, Clitheroe 3 Km 64 Km
Camping Barn: Downham Camping Barn YHA, Clitheroe, Lancashire 3 Km 64 Km

Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Pendle Way Highlights
National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Bridleway National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Bronte Way; Burnley Way
Other Paths: Beacons Way Whalley to Otley; Blackpool to Bridlington (Aerospace Way); Lancashire Trail; Lancashire Witches Walk; Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walk; Pendle Witches Walking Trail; Pendle Witches Way; Pendle's Three Peaks; Three Ridings on Foot; Three Villages Heritage Walk; Tops of the North (Three Shire Heads to Carlisle); Trans Pennine Way; Two Roses Way; West Craven Way
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Anytime Challenges: Clarion House Way; Clitheroe 60K; Pendle and Ribble Round; Weavers Shuttle; Witches Way
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Route Profile:

69.2 Km (43.0 miles)
1,839 m (6,033 ft) ascent
544 m (1,785 ft)  maximum height