655 Downham

When thick clouds swathe Pendle Hill the rounded limestone knolls around Downham make an attractive alternative well worth exploring. With becks full to overflowing we had a delightful, if muddy, walk and afterwards steamed gently in front of the open fire at Downham Tearooms.

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LOCATION: North-east of Clitheroe
START: Downham signed from A59, village car park, toilets
Grid ref: SD785442 Postcode: BB7 4BL
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, but lots of stiles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland Or Explorer OL - South Pennines
REFRESHMENTS: Assheton Arms & Downham Ice Cream Shop
EN ROUTE: Twiston Mill

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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