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Pendle Witches Way


74 km / 46 miles
The Pendle Witches Way is a 48 mile journey from Sabden in Lancashire through the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland to Lancaster.

The first part of the walk takes in the locations around Pendle Hill which are synonymous with the Pendle Witches - Higham, Fence, Newchurch-in-Pendle and Barley. These are the places where they lived and cast their spells through to where they were held and charged.

The men and women were then taken through the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland - either by cart or even on foot - to their final place of trial and execution in Lancaster.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SD778374 - Sabden, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD472619 - Lancaster, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: iKnow North West - On The Pendle Witches Trail in Lancashire The Pendle Witches Way - Narrative


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 97, 102, 103
OS Landranger Active 97, 102, 103
OS Explorer 2, 21, 41, 287, 296
OS Explorer Active 2, 21, 41, 287, 296

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Route Profile:

73.9 km (45.9 miles)
1,905 m (6,250 ft) ascent
543 m (1,781 ft)  maximum height

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