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Pendle Hill from Downham (short version)
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Photo from the walk - Pendle Hill from Downham (short version)

Region - Forest of Bowland

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Grade - moderate

This Lancashire walk starts from the pretty village of Downham and provides a relatively easy ascent of Pendle Hill. In clear weather the views from the summit are excellent. The route is fairly easy to follow although do be careful during the descent as paths shown on maps are not very accurate.  A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle

Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle A guidebook to 40 diverse circular day walks suitable for walkers with navigational skills. The Forest of Bowland and Pendle are two of north west England's upland AONBs, perfect for walkers who enjoy exploring rough hilly, sometimes pathless terrain. The routes include Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell.
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