Where is Pendle Hill witches?

The accused witches lived in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, a county which, at the end of the 16th century, was regarded by the authorities as a wild and lawless region: an area “fabled for its theft, violence and sexual laxity, where the church was honoured without much understanding of its doctrines by …

Where does Pendle Hill Walk start?

This walk climbs to the summit of Pendle Hill in Lancashire. It starts in the village of Barley and makes use of the Pendle Way long distance footpath to take you on a circular tour of the area. It’s a steep climb but the path is pretty well defined for most of the way.

How do I get to Pendle Hill Steps?

If you are only in the Pendle area for a short visit, then if you have the time and want to ‘conquer’ Pendle, then this circular is the walk to do….

Parking: Pay and display car park in the centre of Barley (grid reference SD 823 403).
Walk features: Hills, moors, reservoirs, rivers, views, wildlife

Is Pendle Hill a real place?

Pendle Hill is in the east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Brierfield, Clitheroe and Padiham. Its summit is 557 metres (1,827 ft) above mean sea level. It gives its name to the Borough of Pendle.

How long does it take to walk Pendle Hill?

2 hours 20 minutes

Parking: Pay and display car park in the centre of Barley (grid reference SD 823 403).
Walk distance: 5 miles (8 Km)
Estimated walk time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Height climbed: 380 metres
Grade: 2-C: A medium length walk that has rugged terrain and some steep climbs

What makes the Pendle Hill witch walk the perfect Halloween excursion?

The spooky tale of the Pendle Hill Witches makes the Pendle Hill Witch Walk a perfect Autumnal excursion for a spooky Halloween escape to the country. Autumn is a wonderful time for enjoying the British countryside. The air is crisp and clear and trees are decorated in rich autumnal colours.

How long does it take to walk up Pendle Hill?

A circular walk of five miles up Pendle Hill can be extended to a longer walk of nine miles by adding in a section of the Pendle Witches Walk that takes you through the village of Newchurch. From the carpark at Barley village, you’ll need to cross the village green and walk up the main road to Methodist chapel.

What is Pendle Hill famous for?

The summit of the hill, known locally as ‘Big End’ is also the site of a Bronze Age burial mound. Pendle Hill is located in the Ribble Valley. Bus routes will take you to the area from the nearby Lancashire towns of Preston, Darwen or Rochdale.

Where are the best places to visit in the Pendles?

Take in the story at the Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford, and then walk part of the route the 12 witches were taken on to their trial at Lancaster. There are also shorter trails exploring the hill, starting and ending at Barley, and for kids, the Pendle Sculpture Trail and the Pendle Witches Murder Mystery Treasure Trail.