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  • The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley
    • Swanside Bridge and Sawley Abbey (2½ miles): A medieval packhorse bridge, a pretty stream, and a stroll through the village past the abbey ruins. GPX button
    • Downham village (4 miles): Three highlights: Swanside packhorse bridge, the idyllic village of Downham, and the ruins of Sawley Abbey. GPX button
    • Bolton-by-Bowland (4¾ miles): Explore the Ribble and its tributaries, find three medieval crosses, and visit a pretty village. GPX button
    • Downham and Pendle Hill (10½ miles): Over the hill to pretty Downham and onwards to the top of the iconic Lancashire landmark. GPX button
  • The Inn at Whitewell, Whitewell
    • Stepping stones and Burholme Bridge (2 miles): An easy stroll across the River Hodder via the stepping stones, returning via Burholme Bridge.  
    • Fair Oak and Long Knots (4 miles): A pleasant stroll with superb views down the Hodder valley and a gentle pastoral return via a series of farms. 
    • A Hodder Trod (5¾ miles): A scenic walk along both sides of the Hodder valley; the river is crossed via two sets of stepping stones. 
    • Birkett Fell (6 miles): A somewhat wilder walk over Birkett Fell, rewarded with wide views over the Hodder valley and encounters with some intriguing limestone features. 
    • Dunsop Bridge and Totridge Fell (7½ or 9¼ miles): Without the optional ascent of Totridge this is a fairly long but mostly undemanding walk, apart from a moderate climb to the shoulder of Mellor Knoll. The fellside climb to Totridge is steep and the trig point is on high peat moorland (avoid in poor visibility), but the reward for the effort on a clear day is an exceptional view that includes Pendle Hill and the tops of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.