Deals with the Pendle district in East Lancashire.
Author: Paul Hannon
Deals with the Pendle district in East Lancashire. This title features twenty walks that use starting points such as Barley, Wycoller, Foulridge and Trawden. It covers places such as the iconic Pendle Hill, Newchurch, Boulsworth Hill and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
So, to make life simple, and provide a remarkable contrast of walks, the range of
the book reaches from north of the River Lune (which passes through the
northern part of the AONB), across the Ribble Valley, and around Pendle Hill to
Author: Terry Marsh
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
A guidebook to 40 circular walks in in two of Lancashire's largest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Forest of Bowland, an area of 310 square miles, and the 'bewitching' countryside of Pendle to the south. The walks range between 3 and 12.5 miles in length and are all illustrated with extracts of OS mapping. The diverse range of routes include four Marilyns - Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell. The walks are spread across the region, with bases including Caton, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Clitheroe and Pendle. All the walks are punctuated with snippets of information on the natural and cultural history of the region, from witches to wildlflowers. The Forest of Bowland and Pendle provide vastly differing terrain - from the lush farmlands of the Ribble valley to the more rugged rough pastures of the Forest of Bowland uplands and the huge boggy uplifts of the main Bowland massif itself.
The Charity drew its members from North East Lancashire Working Men's Clubs
and from the villages and farms around Pendle Hill. The first Sunday of May each
year was the great day in the Charity's calendar, and ever since 1854 its ...
Author: Jean Walton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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THE ESSENTIALS GETTING THERE AND AROUND Pendle Hill is in Lancashire
in the northwest of England, 1.6 km (1 mile) from the village of Barley. The
nearest major airport is Manchester International Airport, 77 km (48 miles) south
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland is the essential holiday planner, unearthing the best of every region of Great Britain & Ireland season by season. Whatever you're looking for- from a family seaside holiday to a long hike in beautiful countryside- Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland suggests suitable locations and the best time of year to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by popular BBC1 and Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury, this book combines informative and inspirational narrative with truly sumptuous photography bringing each destination to life. It boasts six different holiday themes from History and Heritage and Wildlife to Festivals and Events ensuring that there is something for everybody. Visit Chepstow Castle in summer or revel at the Galway Oyster Festival in Autumn, with regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options finding your ideal getaway is made simple. The perfect inspirational book for anyone planning a day-trip, a longer holiday or seeking out hidden gems on their doorstep.
She was about eighty years old , blind , and due to her spiteful ways , was both
feared and resented around Pendle Forest . Her home was Malkin Tower , which
stood near Lower Well Head Farm , close to the village of Newchurch - in ...
Author: Kenneth Fields
Publisher: Sigma Press
This text lifts the veil which shrouds moder n Lancashire to uncover an amazing, diverse world of the une xplained. The author leads you to sacred sites associated wi th witchcraft and paganism to sightings of UFOs. '
Round. Cop,. Steep. Slopes. Pendleton, Wymondhouses, Nick of Pendle, Spence
Moor, Pendle Summit, Fox's Well, Pendle Road, Hook Cliffe, Little Mearley Hall,
Pendleton. Ten miles. Maps: O.S.1:50,000 'Landranger' no.103; 1:25,000 ...
Author: Andrew Stachulski
Publisher: M-Y Books Limited
The essence of 'Home Ground' is a collection of twenty walks, ranging from about five to fifteen miles in length, situated in the North West of England. The criterion for selection is that each walk must be situated in whole or in part on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 'Landranger' map no. 103 (Blackburn and Burnley). This was the map used by the author when he first began to explore the area almost fifty years ago, and these long personal associations, heightened by a long absence from the area, make this truly his home ground. Within this relatively small area there is a rich variety of beautiful scenery, largely unsung, all lying within some twenty miles of industrial East Lancashire. From the suburbs of Blackburn to the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales, from the sweeping fells of the Forest of Bowland to the wooded valleys and heights of Calderdale, these walks have something to offer to walkers of practically all tastes. Both the Forest of Bowland and the Pennine Way feature strongly on the map and in the book, and extra sections discuss these features. Especially the Forest of Bowland, recognized as an area of outstanding national beauty but not a national park, is introduced in some detail as its charm and many opportunities for the walker and day visitor are still little known. The Pennine Way, which features in three of the walks, is mentioned more autobiographically as the author recalls his own experience of the Way and its wider relationship to Northern England. About the Author Andrew Stachulski was born in Blackburn in 1950, the son of a Polish father and English mother, and grew up in nearby Great Harwood. He was educated at Accrington Grammar School from 1961 to 1968, when he gained entrance to read Natural Sciences at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He graduated with firstclass honours in 1971 and, after winning a senior scholarship, he remained at the college to study for a Ph. D. under the supervision of Professor Alan (now Sir Alan) Battersby. Following the completion of his doctorate in 1974, he held postdoctoral fellowships with the Medical Research Council and at Jesus College, Oxford until 1978. There followed a long period of employment in the chemical industry, first with Beecham Pharmaceuticals (later SmithKline Beecham) and then Ultrafine Chemicals, Manchester. In 2001 he fulfilled a longheld ambition by returning to academic life at the University of Liverpool, becoming a senior lecturer in 2003. Recently (Jan., 2010) he moved to take up a senior research fellowship at the University of Oxford. Walking has always been a great love of his life, beginning in the Ribble Valley and Pendle country of his native Lancashire. In the mid 1970s he completed a number of Britain's longdistance footpaths, the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path and Coast to Coast walk, accompanied by college friends. Subsequently he climbed all the principal fells of the Lake District, where he often returns, and from 1981 again with a college friend he began to climb in the Scottish Highlands. In 2003 he completed the circuit of all the 'Munros', the separate Scottish mountains of 3,000 ft. or greater height. His first walks were planned with the aid of the old one inch to one mile Ordnance Survey map of Blackburn and Burnley, and that is truly his home ground. It was particularly following his return to the North in 1991, then living in Greater Manchester, that this book came to be planned. Old walks familiar from childhood, in the Ribble and Hodder valleys, Pendle country, South Pennines and the Forest of Bowland were revisited and built on, and many new ones were added. From these the twenty walks featured in this book have been selected, walks which appeal personally to the author through their beauty or special associations, or which in his view speak most clearly of the characteristics of the area.
In this remarkable and authoritative treatment, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the case of the Lancashire witches, Philip C Almond evokes all the fear, drama and paranoia of those volatile times: the bleak story of the ...
Author: Philip C. Almond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the febrile religious and political climate of late sixteenth-century England, when the grip of the Reformation was as yet fragile and insecure, and underground papism still perceived to be rife, Lancashire was felt by the Protestant authorities to be a sinister corner of superstition, lawlessness and popery. And it was around Pendle Hill, a sombre ridge that looms over the intersecting pastures, meadows and moorland of the Ribble Valley, that their suspicions took infamous shape. The arraignment of the Lancashire witches in the assizes of Lancaster during 1612 is England's most notorious witch-trial. The women who lived in the vicinity of Pendle, who were accused, convicted and hanged alongside the so-called 'Salmesbury Witches', were more than just wicked sorcerers whose malign incantations caused others harm. They were reputed to be part of a dense network of devilry and mischief that revealed itself as much in hidden celebration of the Mass as in malevolent magic. They had to be eliminated to set an example to others. In this remarkable and authoritative treatment, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the case of the Lancashire witches, Philip C Almond evokes all the fear, drama and paranoia of those volatile times: the bleak story of the storm over Pendle.
The guidebook's 30 circular walks are all about 6 miles in length, covering the wild and beautiful Lancashire countryside.
Author: Jack Keighley
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
The guidebook's 30 circular walks are all about 6 miles in length, covering the wild and beautiful Lancashire countryside. They are ideal as half-day family rambles. Since 1612, when ten Pendle witches went to the scaffold, a magical aura has pervaded this mysterious area. Written and illustrated in the author's unique style.
There are barely any settlementson the high ground, swept as it is by the prevailing westerly winds that race in offthe Irish Sea, but there are historic villages to be found in the valleys and around the edgesToday this landscape is ...
Author: Chris Gee
Publisher: PiXZ Books
There are two sides to Pendle Hill ¿ the gentle, pastoral landscape that rolls towards theRiver Ribble, embracing Downham, Whalley and Clitheroe, and Witch Country, analtogether rougher side to Pendle, sheltered below its south-eastern flanks.Pendle Hill is famous for the events that happened in the early seventeenth century. In1612 twelve women and men from farmsteads and villages around the foot of Pendle Hillwere arrested for practising witchcraft. They were marched across country to be put ontrial at Lancaster where nine were sentenced to death. The news spread rapidly across thecountry and the Pendle Witches tale became the stuff of myth. But this has also been aninspirational landscape, where George Fox had his vision that led to his foundation of theQuaker movement. Pendle Hill is considered by many to be the inspiration for J.R.R.Tolkein¿s Lonely Mountain in his epic trilogy Lord of the Rings.To the south, the West Pennine Moors is a 90 square mile area of upland moorland, rivenwith valleys and wooded cloughs ¿ steep sided ravines, often wooded, through which astream or beck flows. The landscape is dotted with reservoirs, large and small, that feedthe towns and villages that have sprung up in the valleys. There are barely any settlementson the high ground, swept as it is by the prevailing westerly winds that race in offthe Irish Sea, but there are historic villages to be found in the valleys and around the edgesToday this landscape is popular walking country: there is a wealth of footpaths crisscrossingthis landscape and a number of long distance paths stride out across the moorsand hills, including the Witton Weaver¿s Way, the Rossendale Way, the West Pennine Way,the Rotary Way and the Pendle Way.This is glorious country ¿ a landscape of moors and hills, of cotton grass and purpleheather, of history and legend ¿ which is explored by local man Chris Gee in thissupremely informative and beautifully illustrated companion guide.
"And thou fair one, who disdain'd To keep the vows thy lips had feign'd; And thy
snowy garments stain'd! Ibid thee come!" During this invocation, the glee of the
assemblage ceased, and they looked around in hushed expectation of the result.
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison Ainsworth's 40 novels that has remained continuously in print since its first publication. It was serialised in the Sunday Times newspaper in 1848; a book edition appeared the following year, published by Henry Colburn. The novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. Modern critics such as David Punter consider the book to be Ainsworth's best work. The subject of the Pendle witches was suggested to Ainsworth by antiquarian and long-time friend James Crossley, President of the Chetham Society. During 1846 and 1847 Ainsworth visited all of the major sites involved in the story, such as Pendle Hill and Malkin Tower, home of the Demdikes, one of the two families accused of witchcraft. He wrote the story in 1848, when it was serialised in the Sunday Times newspaper.
In 1612, near Pendle Hill in Lancashire, lived a girl called Jennet Device. She
was nine years old then, poor, thin, and hungry. She had no shoes, no coat, and
sometimes nothing to eat for days. Life was not easy for Jennet Device. And her ...
Author: Rowena Akinyemi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Rowena Akinyemi. Witches are dangerous. They can kill you with a look, or a word. They can send their friend the Devil after you in the shape of a dog or a cat. They can make a clay picture of you, then break it . . . and a few weeks later you are dead. Today, of course, most people don't believe in witches. But in 1612 everybody was afraid of them. Young Jennet Device in Lancashire knew a lot about them because she lived with the Witches of Pendle. They were her family . . .
Pendle turned quickly round. They were ... Pendle stood a moment looking down
on the ground, apparently buried in thought. ... Around the wall, about two feet
from the ground, was a circle of soft, downy cushions of the richest crimson velvet
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