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~Pendle Hill~

16th November 2013

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

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

Barley New Houses

New Houses in Barley

The walk started from Barley Car Park at 11:20hrs on a dull Saturday morning. The somewhat out-of-character and unattractive new houses are taking shape.

Felled Trees Lower Og Res

Lower Ogden Reservoir

On the walk up to the dam of Lower Ogden Reservoir, a wood has been felled. Further on I saw a notice about the spread of a disease of larch trees and the need to clear some areas.

Izzy The Dog

Izzy The Dog

is with me today. I think it's her eigth Pendle walk with me, always a pleasure.

Upper Ogden Reservoir

Upper Ogden Reservoir

Boar Clough Route

We approach the summit via the Boar Clough route.

Pendle Summiteers

Pendle Summiteers

A couple get there just before us. They will be allowed two minutes and then I'll have to ask them to move!


A short and welcome bright spell arrives just as we sit down for cake and a drink. There are few conveniently shaped rocks on the edge of the steep slope and they face east, as seen on the right. Much to my disappointment, yet another dear departed's remains have been left in a public place - just where folk like to sit for this view!

Top of the steps

Step Climbers

A couple have reached the top of the steps and await the rest of their party. There's always a small prize on offer for anyone recognising themselves, on this website and on the top of Pendle. Is he hiding something behind his back?


And down the steps...

Pendle Climbers


Barley Mow

Barley Mow

I think the business here has now closed. There had been a "For Sale" sign, which has no been removed and the restuarant looks redundant.

The Cabin, Barley

The Cabin, Barley

Walkers: Me and Izzy The Dog

Time taken: 2hrs 20 mins over a distance of about 5 miles.

Route: Barley, Ogden Reservoirs, Boar Clough route, Summit, Steps, fields back to Barley.

Weather: Dull, calm.

Refreshments: Typically good service and food from The Cabin, above.

Sunrise 19th Nov

Sunrise View to the west from Stanley Mill, Burnley on Tuesday 19th November 2013

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