october 2021

thu28oct8:00 pm9:30 pmRiding the Route of the Lancashire WitchesTalk and social8:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+01:00) View in my time

Speakers for this event

  • Caroline Burrows

    Caroline Burrows


    Caroline Burrows of VerseCycle will be presenting her talk about ‘A Literary Cycling Tour of The North of England: from Jane Eyre to Dracula’ in which she cycled to locations and landscapes associated with authors, poets and their works, even though the Pennines got in the way. She writes and performs short stories and poetry, which are often about cycling, but sometimes about love and heartbreak, or depression and anxiety. Her work can be found on YouTube/Facebook/IG/Twitter: VerseCycle.

    URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNfagvsYi3w_p-Un63KgS_A


Event Details

Caroline Burrows cycled a multi day tour along the route of the 1612 Lancashire Witches, tracing the history and the landscape from the biggest witch trial ever to occur in England, with the most hangings at one time, which changed British Law and had a direct influence on the Salem Witch trials in America. The route included the ominous Pendle Hill, to Clitheroe, past the well-known in certain cycling circles: Waddow Hall, over the wild desolate Trough of Bowland, up Caton Moor, down the River Lune to Lancaster Castle. The talk will include information about the route which is mapped out with ten waymarkers, installed in 2012 for the 400 year anniversary of the Witch Trials, as well as the history, and superstitions of that era that led to the executions. Broomsticks are optional. An tour article related to this talk is also featured in the latest edition of Adventure Cyclist Magazine (USA).

Caroline Burrows is a writer and poet, whose work often features her bicycle. She’s on all the social medias: VerseCycle.



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