World record for biggest ‘witches’ gathering bid at Pendle Witch Walk

A PENDLE Hill Charity event planned to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the witch trials in August is set to break a world record for the biggest ever gathering of “witches”!

The “Pendle Witch Walk” – taking place on August 18th – has been approved by Guinness World Records as an official world record attempt.

The event itself is a five-mile circular sponsored walk from Barley that will take in the summit of Pendle Hill and culminate in an event on Barley Green with food and entertainment, plus what organisers are saying will be some great surprises.

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Simon Tattersall, one of the event organisers, said: “It’s great news that Pendle Witch Walk has been recognised by Guinness World Records as a World Record attempt. Clearly, that means we need as many people as possible to visit the website and register to join the festivities – then of course, attend the event in witch-style fancy dress.

“We only announced the launch a couple of weeks ago and the levels of interest have been staggering – we’ve already had dozens of people register for the walk, the website traffic has been phenomenal, plus we have 250 Facebook followers and 700 on Twitter!

“We’re hoping for a great event and a truly memorable day. The world record attempt for the greatest gathering of “witches” will give everybody’s efforts an undisputable measure of achievement, but more to the point we hope that via their sponsors walkers will raise in excess of £50,000 for Pendleside Hospice.”

To find out more or to register to take part, visit, e-mail [email protected] or call 01282 440100.