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~Pendle Hill~

3rd April 2010

I'd had a busy day including a drive to East Yorkshire and back. Back home and late in the day, the skies to the west cleared and I decided to go up Pendle Hill to see if the setting sun would offer photo opportunities....

Pendle Hill

The Stile

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk

Car Parking

Setting The Scene

Roadside parking at 18:40, still no leaves on the tree yet.

Pendle Ascent

The Easier Ascent

For a change, I went up the gentler slope on the left side. One consideration was the avoidance of a large group coming down the steps.

Black Moss

Black Moss Reservoirs

The fields still lack the green we're expecting; Blacko Tower is glowing in the evening sunshine.

Turf Moor

Turf Moor

The bright light is one of the floodlights at Turf Moor. Burnley FC are hosting an evening fixture against Manchester City. There had been extensive rainfall over Burnley and many fans hoped the referee might abandon the game early in the second half, however the game continued and the visitors were victorious by a narrow margin (!).

Crows and Sunset Sunset on Pendle
Crows and Sunset
The Sunset

Two views of the sunset, the view on the right was taken prior to the sun setting behind the clouds on the horizon.

Pendle Summit Pendle Cross
Easter Summit
Chains on the Cross

The Cross is placed at the summit every Easter by local Christians. Happy Easter everyone!


Heavy Shower

A heavy shower resides over the Skipton area.

Oh Dear

Messrs Lambert & Butler have let me down. All the "No Smoking" signs have gone and the smokers are back. If you don't know what I'm on about visit my "Other" page and read the report from April 1st 2010.

Walkers: Just Me

Time taken: 1hr 20 minutes over a distance of approx. 3 miles. Me time on top, nobody about.

Route: Roadside parking and the shortest route to the top, up left, along the top, down right.

Weather and conditions: Sunny on top, no wind. Heavy showers to the east, but I kept dry.

Greetings Count: Very Low - a few descenders, but absolutely no one else on the summit.

Richard's Refreshment Review: Nothing to report today.

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010 ©

Take me back to the start ....

Take me home....