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Lancaster Witches Walk

Lancaster Witches Walk Holiday

Lancaster Witches Walk 51 mile walk across Bowland

The Lancaster Witches Walk is the bewitching 5 day walk, across Pendle Hill and over the Forest of Bowland, developed to commemorate 400 hundred anniversary of the trial and execution of the Pendle Witches. This is a 51 mile walk over some stunning scenery, from Pendle where they lived to Lancaster Castle the site of the witches trials.

As well as going over Salter Fell and the roof of Bowland, around Pendle Hill and along the River Lune, the route also passes through some lovely villages like Slaidburn, Waddington and Fence.

5 Days Walking - 6 Nights Barrowford - Lancaster £525 £495
2 Days Walking - 3 Nights Slaidburn - Lancaster £345 £325

Lancaster Witches Walk Route Profile

This tour includes a night in Lancaster the night before the tour starts, transport to the start point in Barrowford on the morning of the tour, and a night in Lancaster at the end of the tour. Please enquire for parking information in Lancaster. We can also arrange accommodation in Barrowford on the night before.

All our walks are designed to be completed in a certain number of days, but we can adapt and work with you to organise the walk to suit you needs. We can also break this tour up into two - to be done on different occasions, please ask for more information. Below are the stops and daily distances for the original tour five day tour.

Five Day Walk

DAY 1 Barrowford to Fence 11 miles
DAY 2 Fence to Clitheroe 8.5 miles
DAY 3 Clitheroe to Slaidburn 9 miles
DAY 4 Slaidburn to Claughton 15 miles
DAY 5 Claughton to Lancaster 8.5 miles

Along the length of this walk there are 10 commemorative ‘Tercet milestones’, each three line tercet is taken from a Carol Ann Duffy poem inspired by the plight of these women. Each of these ten tercets, one for each ‘Pendle Witch’, are designed so people can make a rubbing of with an A4 sheet, and each Tercet has the name of a one of the women inscribed down the side.

An interesting background to the development of the walk and the history behind the witches from the Forest of Bowland AONB can be downloaded here:

B&B Accommodation
Door to door luggage transfers
Maps and guide book
Travel pack with itinerary and accommodation maps
Single Room Supplement
Extra night at the beginning of your stay
Packed lunches, where available
Extra transfer to start, where applicable
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