Route



The Full Route - 42miles

Starting at the Pendle Heritage Centre at Barrowford you'll head through the riverside to Blacko through Weets Hill and moorland paths for 7 miles (11 km) to reach Barnoldswick, then partly alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal for 5.5 miles (9 km) to Earby via Thornton-in-Craven to Checkpoint CP1.

From Earby the path proceeds 7 miles (11 km) via Kelbrook to Laneshawbridge and onwards 6.5 miles (10.5 km) via Wycoller (CP2) along the foothills of Boulsworth to the Coldwell Activity Centre (CP3).




From there the path proceeds 4.5 miles (7.2 km) through farmland to Reedley and then 6 miles (9.5 km) via Higham (CP4) to Newchurch.

It culminates with 5 miles (8 km) ascent of Pendle Hill into Barley (CP5) followed by 3.5 miles (5.5 km) back to the finish in Barrowford.



In total the route is 42miles with 6100ft ascent (68km, 1870m)

The Route can be viewed here : OS Maps  (also the digital mapping is highly recommended)
The GPX will be available here (right click 'Save Link As' to download): 30mile GPX
The Written Instructions will be here: Written Instructions
OS Map (1:25k) will be provided on the day

Start:
Walkers 7am
Runners 8am


CHECKPOINTS:


Checkpoint and Leg details as follows
Start at Pendle Heritage Centre Barn, Barrowford.
CP1 : Earby - 19.5km (19.5km total)
CP2 : Wycoller Aisled Barn - 12.5km (32km total)
CP3 : Near Coldwell Activity Centre - 8km (40km total)
CP4 : Higham Village Hall - 12.5km (52.5km total) - (hot food & drinks)
CP5 : Barley Village Hall - 11.5km (64km total)
Finish : Pendle Heritage Centre Barrowford - 4.5km (68.5km total)

Checkpoint closure times TBC, in line with completion by Midnight
(17hrs for Walkers, 16hrs for Runners)



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The Alternative Route  - 30miles

From the start in Barrowford, this alternative route follows a short tarmac stretch via Higherford and Law Hill to Laneshawbridge.  Here you'll continue to Wycoller (your first checkpoint) and follow the remainder of the full route.

In total the route is approx. 29miles with 4534ft ascent (46.4km, 1382m)



The Route can be viewed here : OS Maps
The GPX will be available here (right click 'Save Link As' to download): 30mile GPX
The Written Instructions will be here: Written Instructions
OS Map (1:25k) will be provided on the day

Mass Start 10am 



CHECKPOINTS:

Checkpoint and Leg details as follows
Start at Pendle Heritage Centre Barn, Barrowford.
CP1 : Wycoller Aisled Barn - 9.6km (9.6km total)
CP2 : Near Coldwell Activity Centre - 8.1km (17.7km total)
CP3 : Higham Village Hall - 12.7km (30.4km total) - (hot food & drinks)
CP4 : Barley Village Hall - 11.3km (41.7km total)
Finish : Pendle Heritage Centre Barrowford - 4.7km (46.4km total)
Checkpoint closure times TBC, in line with completion by Midnight (14hours)

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Both routes will be subject to some minor changes.

Each checkpoint will carry water, biscuits and first aid kit. Please ask a marshal if you require assistance. Please ensure you are self sufficient by carrying appropriate clothing and food/drink dependant on the weather.

Any entrant arriving at a checkpoint after the closing time will be asked to retire from the race. If you intend to retire from the event, this can be done at any checkpoint or the finish location; please tell the marshal you wish to do so and hand your tally. This ensures all runners are accounted for and avoids unnecessarily raising calls for emergency support from rescue services.

The Pendle Way is covered on OS Explorer Map OL21 South Pennines.

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