A circular walk from Downham
- Pendleton - Worston
distance 10.11 miles : time 5 hours
This walk takes in three beautiful villages which lie in
the north-west shadow of Pendle: Downham, Pendleton, and Worston. As luck
would have it each village has a lovely pub: The Assheton Alms, The Swan with
Two Necks, and The Calf's Head respectively.
As described the walk starting in Downham is quite long (9-10 miles) and takes
about 5 hours. However shorter routes can be taken: Downham - Little Measley
Hall - Worston or Pendleton - Mearley Hall - Nick of Pendle. There are plenty
of car parks available so other starting points are available.
Whatever route is chosen the going is fairly easy; only the path to the Nick
of Pendle requires some uphill work.
From Downham to Pendleton the view to the north is mainly over Clitheroe towards
Longridge Fell, and Parlick and Wolf's Fell. Whilst to the left Pendle looms
high. The immediate landscape is typical sheep country.