Pendle Way

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Statistics and Files
Start: Barrowford
Distance: 45 miles (72 km)
Grid Ref: SD862398
Climbing: 1,958 metres
Walk time: 17-22 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Pendle Way long distance footpath in the South Pennines of England encircles the borough of Pendle. It was officially opened in 1987. Beginning at Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford the route follows riverside and moorland paths for around 7 miles to reach Barnoldswick. From Barnoldswick the route is followed partly alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal via Thornton-in-Craven to Earby. From Earby the route continues on paths, tracks, lanes and across agricultural countryside via Kelbrook to Laneshawbridge. From Laneshawbridge the path proceeds via Wycoller and along an old packhorse route over the moors above Trawden to the Coldwell Inn. From there the path continues through farmland to Reedley and then via Higham to Newchurch. The next section of 5 miles includes the ascent of Pendle Hill and descent to Barley followed by a countryside walk back to Barrowford.

Useful Links:
The Pendle Way
Hill Explorer's 24 hour Pendle Way walk
Let's Walk in Pendle
Long Distance Walkers Association

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