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Pendle Hill from Downham
Introduction to Walk 1818

Photo from the walk - Pendle Hill from Downham

Region - Forest of Bowland

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1680 feet / 509 metres

Time - 5 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

A Lancashire walk from the pretty village of Downham that takes in Pendle Hill. Choose fine weather to enjoy the views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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