549 Earl Crag

There are lots of hills with a tower on top, but Earl Crag is unusual for it has two. Known locally as the "Salt and Pepper Pots" they dominate the skyline above Cowling. Salt is an elegant obelisk, but Pepper is even better, with a narrow spiral staircase to the very top. What more could anyone ask?

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LOCATION: Six miles north east of Colne
START: Cowling, A6068. Park on Gill Lane, near church.
Grid ref: SD967431 Postcode: BD220DF
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Wainman's Pinnacle, Lund's Tower

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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