Friday, 26th May 2017

Walk: Worsaw End, Worston Moor, Scout Cairn, Big End, Downham Moor, Downham Beck
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Reference: SD 784 440
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 2,070 feet
Time: 3.5 hours
Weather: Sunny & hot

After reaching the trig point on Pendle Hill I took the gravel path descent then ascended again when it met the 'tourist' path. From the wall stile I took the lower path contouring round the side of the hill instead of going over the top. I met three people who were taking photos of a well and spring. They told me that the well had links to George Fox who had taken a drink here after his vision at the top of the hill.

George Fox described a vision on Pendle Hill in 1652, during the early years of the Quakers:

As we travelled, we came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of it; which I did with difficulty, it was so very steep and high. When I was come to the top, I saw the sea bordering upon Lancashire. From the top of this hill the Lord let me see in what places he had a great people to be gathered.

They also told me that it was also known as Robin's Well, referring to Robin Hood.

Clitheroe . . .

and the Ribble Valley from the climb to . . .

the Scout Cairn

Only a couple of people at the summit, Big End, today

The well and spring I was told about . . .

and a hidden cup - anyone for a drink!!!!

It is a pleasant walk back into Downham

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