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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
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Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SD862398 - Pendle Heritage Centre, Park Hill, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Pendle Way (Walking Pages - 2006)
External PDF
Witches Walking Trail (Pendle Borough Council - 2005)
General Interest Book
Pendle : landscape of history and home (Frances Lincoln (an imprint of Quarto) - 2009)


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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