Pendle Hill - Places: A witch’s Travel Guide

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Pendle Hill
Places: A witch’s Travel Guide

On August 20, 1612, ten women and men were convicted of charges of witchcraft and hanged at Lancaster Castle in England. These ten are known as the Pendle Witches. Pendle Hill, located in northeastern Lancashire, part of the Pennine chain of hills, dominates Pendle Forest.

Pendle Hill combines the characteristics of sacred hill, forest, and burial ground: a Bronze Age burial site is located at the hill’s summit. Pendle Hill remains powerfully identified with witchcraft and is a popular destination on Halloween. (See WITCHCRAZE!: England.)