7 Newchurch

Trail

Go back up way came, bear first on left, up to X-roads and take left along top for mile or so along Stump Hall Road. At T- junction, turn left along Haddings Lane and follow road now called Well Head Lane for about a mile.along side of the valley. Watch out for quarry (1/2 mile before Newchurch) up on the left hand side - Faugh's Quarry. Park at gate.

Trial

The quarry here is where that Elizabeth Demdike claimed to have met her devil. In the stone pit near Goldshaw Booth', the devil came to her as a boy, wearing a brown/black' coat and calling himself 'Tibb'. These manifestations of evil are called 'Familiars' and many of the 'witches' claimed to have them when they were on trial. Find in quarry, where a mason has carved a likeness of Tibb (2pts, and extra 2 for the cross!).

On road, with quarry overlooking towards Moss End & Bull Hole Farms

Trail Carry on for 1/2 mile along the road, to Church and 'Witches Grave' 2pts each


The Church in Newchurch has a famous eye 'to ward off the witches', as many people still think there really real witches about.

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