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Witches Way


50 km / 31 miles
The Way heads from the heart of industrial Lancashire, over the moors between Blackburn and Accrington, and across lowland to Read before climbing to the summit of Pendle Hill, the setting for many of the tales of Lancashire witches. The Way descends to Downham and crosses the Ribble valley before going over Standridge Hill to Slaidburn.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start: SD809230 - Rawtenstall, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD712524 - Slaidburn, Lancashire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Looseleaf Witches Way  (Jim Ashton  - 1997 )
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for Witches Way  (Jim Ashton )


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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 103
OS Landranger Active 103
OS Explorer 2, 21, 41, 287
OS Explorer Active 2, 21, 41, 287

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Route Profile:

50.0 km (31.1 miles)
1,378 m (4,521 ft) ascent
543 m (1,781 ft)  maximum height

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