Lake District


North Yorkshire

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About Summiteer

~Molly's 250~

Pendle Hill Ascents

Pendle from home

Pendle Hill from "Home"

On July 24th 2018, Molly reached the summit of Pendle Hill for the 250th time. Above is the view we enjoy every day (weather permitting) on our daily walks from home and into the local fields.

1st time

27th April 2014

Molly's first time up there was at approx. 14 weeks old.

With Friends on 3rd December 2014

1 year old

Ascent 27 on 28th December 2014 and Molly quickly learnt to enjoy the snow.

Molly in The Snow



Ascent 61 sees Molly on the stile near the summit. The stile has now been removed as part of the improvements programme of summer 2018.

100 up

on 13th March 2016.


on 2nd December 2016.


Casually approching the trig on 24th November 2017.

250 on 24th July 2018

The summer of 2018 has so far been remarkable in terms of dry and sunny days. The quite intense heat of some days and weekends has affected our walk plans as Molly's health and wellbeing comes first. Hence less walks worthy of website reporting, but some great and often local walks which don't need write-ups.

Pendle Hill is a great favourite for many walkers, runners and meanderers. Ascent 250 was unique in that it was the only time we have come across a walker in distress. The lady had sustained a serious ankle injury and her party was awaiting the Pendle & Rossendale Mountain Rescue Team. Molly has many more Pendle ascents in her legs and we'll be up there again without much delay.

Walkers: Molly and Me (one of her ascents was without me, accompanied by my brother, Peter with Libby).

Time taken: 1550 days over a distance of approx.....800 miles and up to around 200,000ft of ascent.

Weather and conditions: Mainly dry, sometimes misty, great when it's covered in snow.

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2018 ©

Take me back to the start ....

Take me home....