Pendle Walking Festival – Walk 24. From broomsticks to bicycles in 400 year...

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Barley Car Park

Barley

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Figure of eight walk along the lower slopes on Pendle Hill to Manknowls. This is one of the possible sites of Malkin Tower where the Good Friday gathering of so called Pendle Witches took place in 1612. Return to Barley for lunch, followed by an afternoon walk over to the last Clarion House in the country.

We walk out of Barley up to Mancknowls Ing which is one of several suggested sites of Malkin Tower where some of the Pendle Witches lived and where the Good Friday meeting in 1612 lead to their demise. Continuing up a total of approximately 500ft of ascent to a path along the lower slopes of Pendle. Returning down mainly field paths above Ogden Clough reservoirs back to Barley for lunch. After lunch we climb out of Barley approximately 300ft to Newchurch and down to the last Clarion House which was a workers retreat in the Cotton Mills heydays and latterly used as a retreat for walkers and cyclists. Following an afternoon informative break we head back round to Barley via the hamlet of Whitehough.

Approximate length of walk: 7 miles

Walk grading: Hard - walks with some difficult terrain and hilly sections (1 – 9 miles)

Pace of walk: we will set a gentle pace with regular breaks to catch your breath and enjoy the view.

Approximate amount of ascent: 250 metres

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for walking. The weather can change rapidly so please bring waterproofs. Please also bring drinking water.

Parking on Barley public car park costs £1.

Please bring a packed lunch.

We will visit one of our country pubs for a refreshment break during the walk.

And we will stop at a cafe for light refreshments during the walk.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Booking is essential for this walk. Please book a place through this website if you wish to take part.

Please ensure that if you arrive by car that you park considerately and pay any parking charges which are applicable.

Leader: John Lofthouse

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