Pendle Way, Day 2: Earby to Reedley (18 miles)

Bleara Moor was barely starting to get light as I packed up impatiently at seven in the morning. I fumbled around in the slowly easing darkness taking the tent down as the fog clung around. Descending from the access land onto farm paths, Earby stretched down beneath me and then disappeared behind. I came to … Continue reading Pendle Way, Day 2: Earby to Reedley (18 miles)

Pendle Way, Day 1: Barrowford to Earby (12.5 miles)

"Fabled for its theft, violence and sexual laxity, where the church was honoured without much understanding of its doctrines by the common people" So was described the area of Pendle, in the darkest innards of Lancashire in the 1600s. A poor and insular place far, far away from city life amongst the scrubby purple moors. … Continue reading Pendle Way, Day 1: Barrowford to Earby (12.5 miles)

The Pendle Way: Information, Itinerary and Kit List

In the early 1600s, a new monarch sat on the English throne following the end of Elizabeth I's lengthy reign. This new King was a King already, and his Westminster coronation had allied his first throne of his homeland, Scotland, with the throne of Scotland's enemy, England. Elizabeth I had appointed him her successor on … Continue reading The Pendle Way: Information, Itinerary and Kit List