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3rd January 2015

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

Molly and Buster
Molly and Buster
Pendle from the Dog Walk

It's the first Saturday of the new year and low cloud keeps us close to home. At lunch time we join the dog walkers and I spot PH emerging as the cloud lifts and disperses. Buster is described by his owners as a Patterdale Terrier.

Misty Pendle Hill

Pendle from Noggarth

Wall Enthusiast
Misty Fell
Wall Spotter

Leaving the car at the roadside at 14:50hrs, we head for the mist, more in hope than expectation that the camera might find something to record at the higher levels. It seems that a disappointed landscape photographer has found new interest in the walls.

Molly Clouds lifting
Cloud Gaps

As we ascend the steps, a few gaps appear in the cloud.

The Stile

The Stile

Maybe the start of another year of up to 30, 40, 50 Pendle ascents? The main attractions of the place are the air quality, the solitude (sometimes!), the views (not everyday), the open spaces and the cheery folk. Every time there is something different.

The Summit

Today, the difference is the cloud parting - at just the right time, for only a few minutes. Look at the two contrails above the trig.

Pendle Top

Collison Course?

Pendle Sunshow


What a pleasant surprise to have this break in the clouds, letting in a little low sunshine. Then a large group turned up from the other side.

Group on Pendle

Pendle Summiteers

Group Sunset

The Group Silhouette

Molly on Pendle

Molly on Pendle

Misty Walkers

The Mist

The cloud returns and the walkers disperse and duly disappear into the mist.

Molly n' Me from the roadside, up the steps, down the track using up 1hr and 15mins.

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