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West Craven Way

Lancashire, N Yorkshire

39 km / 24 miles
A route encircling the West Craven area from the moors to the south to the drumlin landscape and pastureland to the north, with interesting villages and ancient houses. Several shorter options are catered for in the leaflets.

En route are Great Edge, the Copy House notable for links with the 'Dissenters', a first section of the Pendle Way, and Thornton in Craven where the Pennine Way is encountered. The second leg starts from the Cross Keys pub at East Marton and visits Gledstone Hall, the drumlin area, Horton, Stock, Bracewell, a short Roman road section and Weets Hill passing below the summit, where the Pendle Way is again encountered.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal divides the route naturally into these two parts each about 12 miles, with its towpath providing a shorter link. If this is used Barnoldswick, on the canal, is a possible starting point. The leaflets cover the two parts, and include OS mapping and route descriptions, with a third overview leaflet. In addition to the canal link, five other link routes are covered providing much shorter circular options.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SD887453 - Anchor Inn, Salterforth, Earby, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006
Web Sites: Vist Pendle - West Craven Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download West Craven Way  (Pendle Borough Council  - 2006 ) Download
External download Visit Lancashire - West Craven Way : part 1  (Visit Lancashire ) Download
External download Visit Lancashire - West Craven Way : part 2  (Visit Lancashire ) Download


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 103
OS Landranger Active 103
OS Explorer 2, 21, 41
OS Explorer Active 2, 21, 41

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Route Profile:

39.1 km (24.3 miles)
1,032 m (3,386 ft) ascent
372 m (1,220 ft)  maximum height

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