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Friends Way 1: George Fox's Journey

Cumbria, Lancashire, N Yorkshire

100 km / 62 miles
The Friends Way part 1 starts in Barley, Lancashire, passing over the summit of Pendle Hill to and through part of the Yorkshire Dales to end at Sedbergh, Cumbria. It combines glorious scenery with superb wildlife and striking geology, and it also visits many places that were crucial in George Fox's journey of 1652. He preferred to deliver his sermons outdoors, dismissing churches as 'steeple-houses'. His long walk and discussions with Seekers and other dissidents led to the creation of the Society of Friends, first known as Quakers. (Source: Rucksack Readers)

The route passes through East Lancashire and North Yorkshire, taking in some of the finest views in Pendle, Craven and the Dales, including Malham Cove. Parts of its route are shared with the Pendle Way, Pennine Way, Pennine Bridleway, Ribble Way, Dales High Way and Dales Way.

The second part of the Friends Way will follow in 2023.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Challenging
National Park
Start: SD821405 - Barley, Lancashire, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD657921 - Sedbergh, Cumbria, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2022

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Friends Way 1  (Rucksack Readers  - May 2022 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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OS Landranger 97, 98, 103
OS Landranger Active 97, 98, 103
OS Explorer 2, 19, 21, 30, 41
OS Explorer Active 2, 19, 21, 30, 41

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Route Profile:

99.4 km (61.8 miles)
2,388 m (7,835 ft) ascent
531 m (1,742 ft)  maximum height

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