Pendle’s Three Peaks walk hailed a success

Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill

The first Pendle 3 Peaks Challenge, organised by Pendle Leisure Trust, has been pronounced a success! 

This is a new feature to the trust’s Out and About project.

The walk, which was attended by almost 20 people, took in the three peaks of Pendle, Weets and Boulsworth Hill in one day - a total distance of 28 miles with over 1300m of ascent – and took just over 14 hours to complete.

The walk attracted a wide range of people from Pendle and from outside the area and everyone managed to complete it, despite some having blisters and sore knees by the end! 

Sara Chorkley, a regular long distance walker and someone who has completed the Yorkshire Dales 3 Peaks Challenge, said: “The Pendle 3 Peaks is just as hard as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. 

“On this walk we visited Pendle’s three rugged peaks, but in between had the chance to see some lovely villages and enjoy a nice stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.”

Wayne Bowman, Pendle Leisure Trust’s Out and About co-ordinator and walk leader, added: “I am really pleased everyone managed to complete the walk. Towards the end some people were getting tired, but everyone really worked well as a team to keep the spirits up. 

“This walk is as much countryside as it is hill and fell and I am certain this can become a popular and enjoyable challenge in the future.”

Pendle Leisure Trust’s Out and About project now plans to make this walk a regular annual challenge and will be running it twice in 2012.

Anyone wanting more information can contact Wayne Bowman on 661315 or email wayne.bowman@pendleleisuretrust.co.uk