Walking festival proves successful

The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle Coun. Rosemary Carroll and Carol Belshaw-Goulthorp present Pendle Three Peaks certificates to (from left) Rodney Rostron, Sue Marshall, Chris Marshall and Brenda Fullard along with Max Burke (7) and Holly Burke (4) from the Pendle Walking Festival Kids Club (s)
The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle Coun. Rosemary Carroll and Carol Belshaw-Goulthorp present Pendle Three Peaks certificates to (from left) Rodney Rostron, Sue Marshall, Chris Marshall and Brenda Fullard along with Max Burke (7) and Holly Burke (4) from the Pendle Walking Festival Kids Club (s)

The annual Pendle Walking Festival attracted thousands of walkers to the area.

Many were retracing favourite routes and others were trying something new for the first time.

The walks went from the extremely strenuous to something more gentle.

And the week-long festival really did have something for everyone.

There were family friendly walks, walks which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and walks which celebrated the links between Pendle and the Brontes.

The more strenuous included a four-day retracing of the trail taken by the Pendle Witches to Lancaster and a day-long walk around the Pendle Three Peaks of Pendle, Weets and Boulsworth.

Certificates were available for many walkers, including children who completed a minimum of three walks during the ever-popular festival.