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The Pendle Witch Weekend

A MUST-DO EXPERIENCE!

Follow in the footsteps of the infamous Pendle Witches, visiting all of the sites connected to them!

Fri 5th Nov - Sun 7th Nov 2021

 

Your Pendle Witches Eerie Escape includes:

  • 2 nights BED, BREAKFAST & EVENING MEAL at the historic Grade II listed Oaks Hotel & Leisure Spa

  • Beautiful 3 COURSE CANDLELIT DINNER on Friday evening

  • PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION at the Oaks Hotel 

  • Visit to PENDLE WITCHCRAFT MUSEUM

  • 3 villages WITCH TRAIL TOUR with Historian Simon Entwistle 

  • Visit to the GRAVE OF ALICE NUTTER in Newchurch and the world famous 'Witches Galore' Shop

  • GHOST TOUR & EXPERIMENTS at 12th century CLITHEROE CASTLE

  • PARANORMAL EVENING under the stars at PENDLE HILL with INVESTIGATION at MALKIN TOWER

  • COACH TRAVEL between locations

  • FREE TIME to enjoy the spa facilities, relax or explore the area

  • EERIE ESCAPES welcome pack with FREE GIFTS and DELICIOUS TREATS in your room!

Immerse yourself in the world of the infamous Lancashire witches, absorb their stories as we walk in their footsteps and attempt to make contact with their restless spirits. 

Who were the Pendle Witches?

Back in the 17th century, one of the most famous witch trials occurred in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England.

Twelve people had been accused of witchcraft, eleven of whom were found guilty.  Six of the accused witches were from two rival families – the Demdike family and the Chattox family, both headed by old, poverty stricken widows – Elizabeth Southerns (aka “Old Demdike”) and Anne Whittle (“Mother Chattox”). Old Demdike had been known in the area for over fifty years as a witch. The village knew that she has “magical abilities” to make herbal potions and medicine which wasn’t such a strange or unorthodox thing before the book of King James I. However a fateful meeting between 18 year old Alizon Device and a pedlar named John Law would see Pendle go down in history for it's witchcraft.

Accommodation 

Your weekend will begin on Friday when you arrive at the historic Grade II listed Oaks Hotel & Leisure Spa.

Set on high ground, with views straight out to Pendle Hill, you would be forgiven for thinking that you have arrived at a stately home on approach to this beautiful old building with it's grand entrance, ornate ceilings, original fireplaces, sweeping oak staircase and beautiful stained glass windows. Here you will find yourself in a place offering the elegance of a bygone era. 

Set in over 30 acres of gardens and grounds this imposing hotel was in fact once the private home of a local tea merchant and has retained its original stunning features to give visitors an amazing sense of grandeur and history. Each of the bedrooms are spacious and light, ensuring the ultimate comfortable night’s sleep. The peaceful surroundings add to the feeling of tranquillity and come together to provide a wonderfully relaxing environment.

During our stay guests will have free use of the hotels spa and leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpools, colour therapy saunas and gym. 

Once you've checked in you will find your Eerie Escapes welcome packs and delicious treats waiting for you in your room...

your experience starts now!

At 6.30pm our group will meet downstairs for a welcome talk with Jayne Harris and a delicious 3 course meal together after which our investigation will begin!

After speaking with hotel staff and some former guests we're sure this building will have plenty of secrets to share! 

- WE WILL BE THE FIRST GROUP GRANTED PERMISSION TO ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE SPIRITS OF THIS BUILDING - 

During our investigation we we will visit several areas including the former servants quarters located in the cellars.

Guests will have the opportunity to take part in various paranormal experiments with UNIQUE technical equipment including our own custom built Spirit radios and REM kit. Guests can also carry out divination techniques such as spirit boards, pendulums and table tipping. 

Saturday

After a refreshing nights sleep and tasty full breakfast we will be joined by Historian Simon Entwistle as we board our coach ready to immerse ourselves in Pendles history!

The Pendle Witchcraft Museum

Our first stop is the Pendle Heritage Centre. Situated in Barrowford besides an ancient crossing of Pendle Water, the centre is set in a range of beautifully restored Grade II Listed farm buildings serving the Forest of Pendle Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

The museum contains a wealth of information about the notorious Pendle witches as well as the heritage of the area. After a stroll around, absorbing some history it's time for a refreshing cup of tea or coffee in the tea rooms, overlooking the 18th century walled garden before rejoining the coach for the 3 villages tour. 

Walking in the footsteps of the Witches...

3 Villages Tour

As we travel Simon will bring the story of the Pendle Witches to life, pointing out important sites along the route to our first village, Roughlee. Here we will visit the statue of Alice Nutter, accused of Witchcraft and hanged in August 1612 as a witch. 

From Roughlee we travel to Barley, where in recent years the remains of an alleged witches cottage were found complete with cat skeleton buried behind a wall. 

After a pub lunch at the historic Pendle Inn the coach will take us to Newchurch village and to St Marys Church where we will visit the infamous 'Witches Grave' of Alice Nutter. Simon will guide us through this part of the Pendle witches history as we stand in the graveyard, overlooking the surrounding countryside. There will be time to visit the world famous Witches Galore Shop to buy some Pendle souvenirs before we re-board the coach to return back to the hotel, passing several more historic sites connected to the Pendle Witches.

Clitheroe Castle

After a few hours relaxing at the hotel or exploring the area it's time for an evening meal before boarding the coach once more as your paranormal evening begins...

This time, as night falls Simon Entwistle will lead you to Clitheroe Castle, standing high on the hill the castle has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years.

You will have the opportunity to take part in various experiments within the walls of this ancient castle as Simon narrates the history and importance of this location. 

From the castle you will make your way by coach to Pendle Hill where we will visit the notorious Malkin Tower, the location of Demdikes Good Friday meeting during which it's claimed that several witches, having taken skulls and teeth from St Marys Graveyard made clay effergies of those they intended to do harm, amongst other things.

THIS IS A DARK LOCATION WITH A DARK HISTORY

 

In the shadow of the tower we will be carrying out paranormal experiments including spirit boards, glass divination, spirit box trials, EVP sessions and more.  

BE PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED HERE, SOME VERY UNUSUAL ACTIVITY HAS OCCURRED ON THIS SITE.

PLEASE NOTE:

We cannot control weather conditions however as this is such an incredible opportunity to investigate sites so strongly connected to the Pendle Witches, the weekends tours will go ahead regardless of adverse weather so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear. 

After all...it's said that the atmospheric changes that occur during storms can increase the likelihood of experiencing paranormal activity...what could be more electrifying than standing on Pendle Hill during a thunderstorm for example calling out to the spirits of the witches!?

our Eerie Escapes are limited to 24 guests to ensure no overcrowding and the best possible experience for all!

 

Your Pendle Witches Eerie Escape includes:

  • 2 nights BED, BREAKFAST & EVENING MEAL at the historic Grade II listed Oaks Hotel & Leisure Spa

  • Beautiful 3 COURSE CANDLELIT DINNER on Friday evening

  • PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION at the Oaks Hotel 

  • Visit to PENDLE WITCHCRAFT MUSEUM

  • 3 villages WITCH TRAIL TOUR with Historian Simon Entwistle 

  • Visit to the GRAVE OF ALICE NUTTER in Newchurch and the world famous 'Witches Galore' Shop

  • GHOST TOUR & EXPERIMENTS at 12th century CLITHEROE CASTLE

  • PARANORMAL EVENING under the stars at PENDLE HILL with INVESTIGATION at MALKIN TOWER

  • COACH TRAVEL between locations

  • FREE TIME to enjoy the spa facilities, relax or explore the area

  • EERIE ESCAPES welcome pack with FREE GIFTS and DELICIOUS TREATS in your room!

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£249pp

secure your place with £50 deposit!

If you choose to reserve your place with £50 deposit, the remaining balance will be due no later than 1st September 2021.

Should the remaining balance not be paid by this time HD Paranormal reserve the right to re-advertise your place. Deposits are non-refundable. 

No alcohol is to be consumed before or during our investigation at Pendle Hill. Anyone found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be asked to leave and no refunds given. 

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