Pendle Hill from Downham
Video run time: 26 minutes 19 seconds
A circular walk, which initially sets off past Longlands Wood and the historic Worsaw End before passing up Burst Clough onto Worston Moor. The walk then heads over the top of Pendle Hill and on to the trig point at its summit, before descending down Downham Moor and back in to Downham. As soon as height is gained there are wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding Ribble Valley and beyond. From the top of Pendle, on a clear day the Lakeland fells and the Yorkshire Three peaks are all visible. Whilst Pendle Hill is synonymous with the Pendle Witches (the 400th anniversary of their hanging is in 2012), it is enjoyed by many thousands of people each year.
|Parking:||Large public car park in Downham, near to Downham information centre (grid reference SD 784 441)|
|Directions:||Nearest post code for Sat Nav: BB7 4BN - get directions here|
|Walk distance:||6.5 miles (10.3 Km)|
|Estimated walk time:||2 hours 50 minutes|
|Height climbed:||490 metres|
|Grade:||2-B: A medium length walk that requires modest uphill walking|
|Peaks / summits:||Pendle Hill (577m)|
|Map:||Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL41 (Forrest of Bowland & Ribblesdale)
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|Walk features:||Birds, Café, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Historic site, Pub, Stream or River, Views, Wildlife|
|Facilities / refreshments:||Toilets in car park at Downham. Pub (Assheton Arms) and tearoom in Downham.|
|Local accommodation:||View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages|
|Walk Tags:||Downham, Longlands Wood, Worsaw End, Burst Clough, Worston Moor, Pendle Moor, Pendle Hill, Pendle Witches, Downham Moor, Hookcliffe plantation, Downham Beck, Ribble Valley, Longridge Fell|
|Video run time:||26 minutes 19 seconds|
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