480 Weets Hill

Rising above the former cotton town of Barnoldswick, the gritstone-topped Weets Hill is famed for its 360 degrees panorama. From the summit there's a grandstand view of Pendle Hill, with Boulsworth Hill to be seen beyond Blacko Tower, while northwards lie the Bowland Fells and the Yorkshire Dales. But what does "Weets" mean? "Wet", say some, "Moorland", say others, but under blue skies we were content to scan the horizon picking out the distant tops of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent.

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LOCATION: One mile south of Barnoldswick
START: Letcliff Country Park off the B6251, toilets
Grid ref: SD878457 Postcode: BB185HE
DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
NOTE: Bancroft Mill Bancroftmill.org.uk
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Pendle Way, Bancroft Mill

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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