A circular walk from Sawley
- Downham - Chapburn
distance 6.59 miles : time 3 hours
This walk is one of the author's favourites. Leaving the Spread Eagle in Sawley the ruins of Sawley Abbey are seen as the walker passes over the meadowland aiming for the left-hand slope of Pendle. An old pack horse bridge is crossed on the way. The path descends into the lovely village of Downham and continues around the geological feature of Worsaw Hill. Now comes a steep descent on the way to Chatburn and then on to the homeward stretch following the Ribble. Each village supports a traditional pub.