Pendle Hill

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Downham in the Ribble Valley

Downham - nestles in the shadow of Pendle Hill though only 1.5 miles east of Chatburn.  There are some excellent walks in and around Downham.  About 500 metres SW of Downham Hall is an old limestone quarry where Productus humerosus was found by Parkinson (1926).  Taking the path towards Twiston there are outcrops of Chatburn Limestone bearing prolific crinoidal debris and a rich Productid fauna.

You can always enjoy splendid refreshments at the Ashetton Arms public house followed by feeding of the Mallard ducks in Downham Brook!!