Map used in defining route:
Ordnance Survey South Pennines, OL21 1:25 000 scale.
Much of the route borrows sections of the Pendle
Way, the Burnley Way and the Bronte Way. These routes are waymarked.
Care should be taken to avoid confusing the emblems used for the
Burnley Way and the Bronte Way. Both routes use the symbol ‘B’,
however the colours are different.
Since writing this guide we have discovered that the SDF had a Clarion House at Robin Houses, Briercliffe. This building still exists and is today a private dwelling. Whilst this building is near to the route of the Clarion House Way, Out of curtesy to the people who live there, I have decided not to modify the route to include it. Information about the Briercliffe Clarion House is included on our History Page.
All distances and bearings are given as a guide
and are approximate. This guide starts
from the centre of Nelson because the railway station and the bus
station are close by.
The Clarion House Way is a circular walk that
can be started at any suitable access point. The walk is designed
to be done in a day by fit and experienced walkers.
Splitting the route into a two day walk is made
very easy by ending day one in Burnley which has a railway station
and a bus station near to the town centre. The Clarion House Way
crosses the main road to Nelson and a bus stop is nearby.
The guide has been put together in 7 parts, all of
which can be completed in less than three hours at a gentle pace,
alternative transport arrangements will have to be made to the start
and the finish of each section.
PDF version of the Guide here.
Please note that since this PDF version was produced that some of the hostelries and cafes are no longer open. We strongly recommend that you check in advance and carry appropriate food and drink with you.
To view the PDF version of the guide you will need Adobe Acrobat
Reader installed on your computer. This can be downloaded free of
charge from the Adobe website by following the link on the left
of this page.