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30th November 2014

Pendle Crowd

Pendle Summit

A fine weekend day and huge numbers of walkers are attracted to Pendle Hill in East Lancashire.

Pendle from Burnley

The View from Home

On Monday 1st December, the lunchtime walk with Molly and our daily view of Pendle Hill.

Class 40 locomotive

Class 40 No.345

The day before the featured Pendle walk, Peter (brother) and I travelled from Manchester Victoria to York on a charter train featuring a preserved diesel locomotive (above). It's a "Class 40" and there's not many left.

Class 40 at Mirfield

The Train passing Mirfield

The trip was run by Compass Railtours, using carriages by West Coast Railways. York is a fine destination with lots of shops, a railway museum, Betty's, pubs and even a Minster.

Sunsrise 30th Nov

Sunrise 30th November

08:20hrs and the sun comes into view over the top of the local Pennine moors. Anyone for Pendle?

Pendle walkers

The Pendle Climb

We (K, me n' dog) parked by the roadside and joined the throng. The catch with avoiding the crowds and ascending the other way is that you're likely to meet them on the top, that's those who make it all the way - a couple of stragglers in this view.

Black Moss Res

View to the East

Molly at 11 months

Molly at 11 months ~ today.

Low flying aircraft
Summit Crowds
Passing Aircraft

It's unusal, but on this occasion I could not get a summit photo without folk in the way. The 'plane is lower than the fell's height and is in the air, not parked on the neighbouring fields. We went down the steps and completed the walk in 1hr and 25mins. Later, the sun went down at 15:45hrs, as viewed from the back fields.

Sunset 30th Nov

Sunset 30th November


Molly and William

Molly and William

On Monday 1st December, the lunchtime walk and we meet William on the fields. William is a cross between an Irish Wolfhound and a Weimaraner and they seem to enjoy a frolick in the long grass, when time permits.


There we go, another Sunday, another Pendle walk, another sunset, dogs and trains .....

The Class 40 Preservation Society

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