After the success of the 2012 event, RPMRT’s traditional long distance walk will again be The Pendle Way. The walk will start – and finish – at Barley village hall; the date is July 6th.
This long distance walk will take you through many of the places mentioned in the story of the Pendle witches, but will also be a fine achievement to complete in a single day under your own steam. If you are familiar with the Rossendale Way In A Day, you’ll know what to expect in terms of the usual support – food and refreshments along the way then some grub when you finish, plus marshalled checkpoints all the way round to keep you on the right track. The entry donation this year will be £15 for both the full walk and the half way walk.
The walk will start from Barley village hall on Saturday 6 July 2013; the route will be walked clockwise, so you can start with a fine ascent of Pendle Hill to warm your legs up. The first full route walkers will be sent off at 6am. If you don’t fancy 45 miles why not try the half length route which will still start at Barley village, take you up Pendle Hill, but finish at Wycoller aisled barn, from where we’ll transport you back to the start point. You also get a lie in because the start time for the halfway walk is 9am.
If you’ve not tried an event like this before, you’ll obviously have to be in relatively good shape physically. This is not an escorted walk – you’re expected to navigate your own route, albeit the route is well signposted we recommend you provide yourself with a suitable map (see the link below – it is very useful!). Entrants are advised to carry a rucksack with normal day walking kit plus nibbles and drinks enough to see them round the route.
If you’re undertaking this walk as a bit of a personal challenge, have you thought about doing it as a sponsored walk? Obviously, we’d be thrilled if you were raising money for us, but of course you can walk for the charity of your choice. E-mail us or enter a comment below if you want more information on getting sponsorhip for RPMRT.
Have a look here if you want more information on the route: Long Distance Walker’s Association guide to the Pendle Way
You can download our paper application pack: PWIAD Details & entry form - please note, this document also contains the official sponsorship form for this event
Download the Route Book you will need on the day here - PWIAD route book. Don’t worry if you can’t print it – we’ll have a few spare copies, but if you can do it, we can keep the costs down a bit.