The walk starts from St Leonard Church on Downham main Street and follows the clockwise circular route via Worsaw Hill, Chatburn and packhorse bridge.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Start from St Leonard church Downham. Parking on main road or West Lane. Excellent view of Pendle Hill from church yard. Head south down main street. Cross bridge and take road west. Take West Lane West between cottages. Visitor centre north of cottages is worth a visit.
(1) Take gate north of Chestnut Cottage into field. Follow footpath south west along south side of hedge. Pass through gate and head diagonally south across field. Take gate north towards Worsaw Hill. Follow path on north side of wall around base of hill. Worth a climb to top of hill for view.
(2) Path heads north west between smaller Warren Hill and larger Worsaw Hill. Good place to find fossils in outcrops. Take stile and head north across fields towards A59.
(3) Take stile and carefully cross A59 to path on north side of road. Take Kayley Lane north then first left down Pendle Ave to Downham Road. Ice cream shop 100 yards on left. Turn right north east along Downham Road. After crossing bridge take footpath north into field via gate. Bear north easr along south of hedge to gate. Take gate and follow path north east between hedges.
(4) Cross bridge and continue north east along path. Follow path north east along north side of broken hedge to gate. Take gate in field corner and follow path east over footbridge to Swanside Beck.
(5) Restored packhorse bridge. Good spot for a rest and cool feet. When rested head south west along south of Swanside Beck. Pass under railway and follow path south east on south side of hedge to Rimmington Lane/Green Lane.
(6) Cross road to track on opposite side, take track east.
(7) Use gate to take path South towards Pixie Rock outcrop. Path turns south west between group of mounds towards Town End Croft Wood. Use gate to exit field and take path around bungalow and via Pub back to St Leonard Church.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 486ft - St Leonard Church
1 : mi 0.2 - alt. 443ft - Chestnut Gate
2 : mi 0.88 - alt. 489ft - Fossil Rocks
3 : mi 1.78 - alt. 371ft - A59
4 : mi 2.8 - alt. 335ft - Railway Bridge
5 : mi 3.29 - alt. 289ft - Packhorse Bridge
6 : mi 3.61 - alt. 371ft - Rimmington Lane
7 : mi 4.02 - alt. 509ft - Pixie Rocks
D/A : mi 4.23 - alt. 486ft - St Leonard Church
Food and drink available in Downham and Chatburn.
Parking at start.
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