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~Pendle Hill~

22nd January 2012

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....



Start time of 09:38hrs from Barley car park. Yesterday (Saturday) was dire and so a bit of cloud and a strong wind wasn't going to hold me back. There follows a Public Notice for walkers intending to follow this route during the coming week...

Footpath Repairs

These will be urgent repairs, not repairs to an urgent footbridge.

Pendle Footbridge

Footbridge No.1

This direct route from Barley is not one that I often use on the ascent of Pendle. This footbridge looks fine to me.

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill

Ah that must be the footbridge in desperate need of attention.

Disused Barn

Derelict Barn

Footbridge to Pendle

Footbridge No.2

In need of repair? The supporting stonework looks a bit suspect.

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill

Pendle House sits below the steep slopes of Pendle Hill. Locally, there is a competition for a Pendle Hill photo to adorn the entrance to the new DFS store in Colne. I think I'll put one in, the snag being that I take all these photos on a relatively low resolution as I'm not expecting to print them. I think they need a biggish print and therefore a need high quality image with lots of pixels and stuff.

Pendle Steps

Up The Steps

Black Moss Reservoirs

Black Moss Reservoirs

Pendle Top

Windy Pendle Hill

Staying erect was quite a challenge in the strong gusty wind.

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

Route back to Barley

Route Back to Barley

The red dots show my route back to Barley, via the access road to the usual roadside parking spot, Windy Harbour Farm and the corner of Lower Black Moss Reservoir.


Hamlet Done Good

Wiswell won the Hamlet Class last year, whilst Blacko was the 2011 Champion Village.

Barley Car Park Barley Car Park

Barley Car Park

Circle the differences you can see!

Walkers: Just Me.

Time taken: 1hrs 45 mins over a distance of about 4 miles. 1160ft of ascent.

Route: Barley, fields route to Pendle House, The Steps, Summit, Track, Roadside, Windy Harbour, Lower Black Moss, Barley.

Weather and conditions: Cloudy, occassional light showers, very windy on top.

Greetings Count: Quite a good count in challenging conditions.

Richard's Refreshment Review: Butty and brew at The Cabin, Barley. Good Place!

Pendle Hill

On a Different Day!

Take me back to the start ....

Take me home....