A Wintery Walk with Witches ūüĎĽ

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 29
2023

22 people attending

8 places left

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Oct 29 at 10:45:00
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6 miles approx. Some steep parts nothing too strenuous

Join OutdoorLads for a scary Sunday Halloween walk around Pendle Hill, and the beautiful village of Pendle, in the east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham.

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 through Barley to the Pendle Sculpture Trail where we can spend some time exploring the local scultpures and pieces of art. 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 one of the local village inn's, well renowned for their home-cooked food and refreshments.

Please note that we will not be going up Pendle Hill on this event.

There is often a lot of activity in this area around this time of year, including halloween decorations throughout the villages and sometimes there is a dance/music, and BBQ / bar at the local community centre. So we may be able to attend that too if the locals have arranged something.

The route may be subject to change due to low visibility and poor terrain, i.e. particularly muddy ground or low cloud and mist/rain/heavy snow etc. There is plenty to do in this area so all angles are covered. 

Plenty of free parking, or park in the main picnic site for £3.

 

Well-behaved, socialised and under-control dogs are welcome on this event.

Dogs must be kept on a lead whenever this is signposted and whenever we are in the vicinity of livestock, and at the event leader's request. It's a good idea to check what the route may be like with the event leader before booking to find out more about the potential suitability of the walk for dogs.

 

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Stone Plaque
Road view
Hills
The Cabin
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View
Sky View
Water Works
Tree Sculpture
Sculpture
Road
Car Park Sign
Group
Sculpture
Path
Sign
Rails
Witchunter
Group
Decorations
Ghostman
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Spider
Stone Plaque
Stone Plaque
Road view
Hills
The Cabin
Sign
View
Sky View
Water Works
Tree Sculpture
Sculpture
Road
Car Park Sign
Group
Sculpture
Path
Sign
Rails
Witchunter
Group
Decorations
Ghostman
Group
Spider