A Wintery Walk with Witches
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The beautiful village of Pendle nestles in the dark shadows of Pendle Hill. Pendle is steeped in witchcraft history and dark magic. We will follow the route that the infamous Pendle Witches took through the village where they stood trial.
Setting off from the relaxing picnic site in Barley, we will follow the pathway up to the Lower Ogden Reservoir and then head to Meadow Top Barn. Passing through the village of Roughlee we can stop to admire the famous statue of Alice Nutter, (alleged witch (died 20 August 1612), after being hanged as a result of the Pendle witch hunt. From Roughlee, the trail will take us through Crow Tree Meadows before following the Pendle water through to Thorney Holme. Upon returning back to base, we can stop off at the Cabin or the historic Pendle Inn, well renowned for its home-cooked food and refreshments.
This is a dog friendly walk so please bring your pooches along. The more the merrier!!
All photos taken by Andrew Jackson
What to bring
Medication if necessary
Boots: Breathable walking shoes. Preferably waterproof for any wet/muddy areas
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Socks: A good walking sock to protect your feet
Layered clothing: Interchangeable base and mid-layer/outer layer recommended for this time of year
Trousers: A pair of walking trousers over jeans and shorts etc. due to changes in weather and consider a breathable fabric where possible.
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Walking pole/s if preferred
You may wish to bring along a camera to capture some of the beauty of this magical part of the country.
Food & drink
A packed lunch will be required. There is a café where you can purchase breakfast items as well as sandwiches etc. Also a variety of home-made cakes and biscuits. The Cabin Café is open from 09:30hrs and serves food until 15:00hrs approx.
You may also wish to bring an energy bar or protein snack/drink/fruit.
Upon returning back to base, we can stop off at the Cabin or the historic Pendle Inn, well renowned for its home-cooked food and refreshments.