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Happy Halloween for Lancashire's Pendle Hill which wins a share of £31 million to protect 'dramatic' landscape

Pendle Hill Credit: Heritage Lottery Fund/Alastair Lee

A landscape that was home to an infamous group of 17th century witches is among 13 places receiving a share of a £31 million funding boost this Halloween.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is providing £2 million to a project to restore wildlife and the landscape of Pendle Hill in Lancashire, a place bound up with the story of the Pendle witches who were convicted and hanged for witchcraft in 1612.

The money is part of a package of funding for conserving and restoring dramatic landscapes.

Funding will help support urgent conservation work, connect local communities to their surroundings and create 50 jobs and 6,000 paid training places, the Heritage Lottery Fund said.

Other places to benefit include the Orkney Islands and Cornwall's Penwith - in the south western tip of England - in total 3,000 square kilometres (1,160 square miles) of countryside.