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ISBN: 9780857101167
AUTHOR: Chris Gee
Walking in the Pendle Witch Country
Walking in the Pendle Witch Country
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There are two sides to Pendle Hill - the gentle, pastoral landscape that rolls towards the River Ribble, embracing Downham, Whalley and Clitheroe, and Witch Country, an altogether rougher side to Pendle, sheltered below its south-eastern flanks.

Pendle Hill is famous for the events that happened in the early seventeenth century. In 1612 twelve women and men from farmsteads and villages around the foot of Pendle Hill were arrested for practising witchcraft. They were marched across country to be put on trial at Lancaster where nine were sentenced to death. The news spread rapidly across the country and the Pendle Witches tale became the stuff of myth.

But this has also been an inspirational landscape, where George Fox had his vision that led to his foundation of the Quaker movement. Pendle Hill is considered by many to be the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lonely Mountain in his epic trilogy Lord of the Rings.

To the south, the West Pennine Moors is a 90 square mile area of upland moorland, riven with valleys and wooded cloughs — steep sided ravines, often wooded, through which a stream or beck flows. The landscape is dotted with reservoirs, large and small, that feed the towns and villages that have sprung up in the valleys.

There are barely any settlements on the high ground, swept as it is by the prevailing westerly winds that race in off the Irish Sea, but there are historic villages to be found in the valleys and around the edges.

Today this landscape is popular walking country: there is a wealth of footpaths crisscrossing this landscape and a number of long distance paths stride out across the moors and hills, including the Witton Weaver’s Way, the Rossendale Way, the West Pennine Way, the Rotary Way and the Pendle Way.

This is glorious country - a landscape of moors and hills, of cotton grass and purple heather, of history and legend - which is explored by local man Chris Gee in this supremely informative and beautifully illustrated companion guide.

Having grown up within sight of Lancashire’s hill country and going to school in Bolton, Chris Gee is now a York-based photographer who specialises in outdoor writing and landscape photography.

Chris combines his passion for the outdoors and walking with a keen interest in industrial archaeology, wildlife photography and recording the changing seasons.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 116 7, hardback, 210x148mm, 144 pages. Published November 2017.

Walking the Yorkshire CoastWalking the Yorkshire Coast - £9.99
Chris Gee explores the Yorkshire Coast from south to north. Generously illustrated, this companion guide to the Yorkshire Coast will provide added pleasure and knowledge for those who have walked it in whole or in part, or for those who still have this glorious treat awaiting them.
York The Great CityYork The Great City - £16.99
Hidden gems combine with stirring spectacles, to reveal the greatness of York, in this magnificent new book by Chris Gee that covers every aspect of this stunning city.
Steam Across The PenninesSteam Across The Pennines - £19.99
This book showcases steam engines working in the landscape that draws in both passengers and photographers to witness giants of the age of Britain’s industrial glory thundering through some of the most attractive scenery in the world. In more than 140 wonderful images, Chris Gee conjours up a spectacular vision of Britain and its past at its best.
Portrait of the PenninesPortrait of the Pennines - £14.99
Arguably, only those hardy souls who have trudged every foot-slogging mile of the Pennine Way, from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, have a genuine appreciation of just how far they extend. But John Morrison’s evocative photographs are the next best thing, showing the Pennine hills and valleys throughout the seasons.
Web Price: £9.99
11.58 EUR 12.49 USD 16.36 AUD

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