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6th April 2015

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

Here we are, enjoying a second consecutive day when the mists of Spring have settled in the valleys and river plains all around Pendle Hill and those willing to climb above it are treated to beautiful views of a type rarely seen in this part of Northern England.

Trees of Newchurch

Trees of Newchurch-in-Pendle

On the drive to Pendle, we pass through the hamlet of Newchurch-in-Pendle; this copse further diffuses the early morning sunshine.

Pendle Fogbow

Pendle Fogbow

The hollow of Barley and nearby fields are free of the mist for some unknown reason; the edge of the mist providing interesting sights.

Barley Hill

Barley Hill

Nelson and Brierfield are hidden under the layer of mist - this layer is lower than yesterday and we are earlier.

Holcombe Tower

Distant Views

To the north-east towards Embsay Moor and to the south west a view of Holcombe Tower near Ramsbottom.

I'm Not The Only One!

The photographer is busy; distant peaks include Ingleborough (left); Pen-y-Ghent (m) and Great Whernside (r).

The Stile

The Lancashire plains, all the way to the coast, are covered with mist. It's a bit difficult to see the line between the mist and the sky, ask a friend if you're having trouble with that one.


Pen-y-Ghent Longridge Fell

Pen-y-Ghent and Longridge Fell - the latter only just finding its head above the mists.

Pendle Top

Pendle Top

and it hasn't always been this way ...

Norman Harrison

Norman Harrison in 1967

Photo copyright Paul Harrison ©

Friend and fellwalker, Father Paul Harrison, offered me this photograph of his father on top of Pendle in 1967. Note the withered trig point and unfortified summit base.

Molly and Socks Pendle Guide
Molly and Socks
The Guide

"Socks" belongs to "The Guide" - here he is telling the others what they can see - which today includes "The Roaches", Snowdonia, The Lake District, Emley Mast to name but a few. Socks is 17 yrs old!

Lakeland Fells

Lakeland Fells

in the far distance beyond Bowland Fells and a mist-filled Ribble Valley

Burnley Mist Emley Mast
Emley Mast

Emley Mast is tallest freestanding structure in the UK and is 1,084ft high. The top is just over 100ft further above sea level than I am here on top of Pendle Hill.

Black moss res Molly
Black Moss

Well that's a fine way to spend an hour and 40 minutes, just 20 minutes car journey from home.


William and Molly

Lunchtime Play with William

Pendle from Burnley

Pendle Hill from Burnley

The mist has nearly all gone by 14:30hrs and just whisps tease the lower slopes of Pendle Hill. One of Burnley's most prominent landmarks is the railway viaduct, ready for use by December 1848.

Harle Syke

Mist Morning April 7th 2015 - Harle Syke, Burnley

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