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~Pendle Hill~

20th February 2010

I was invited up Pendle Hill the day after my last visit, but only a mad fool would climb the same mountain twice in two days, so I lent my mate, The Trig, a camera and he went off for a look at this fine local fell....

Pendle Hill summit trig


Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill

This is the first photo taken today and is taken from the same place as the first photo yesterday.

Lower Ogden Reservoir

Lower Ogden Reservoir

A good long ascent of Pendle Hill starts in Barley and follows Ogden Clough all the way past the two reservoirs.

Lower Ogden Reservoir

Lower Ogden Reservoir from the Upper Dam

Strange how it only snowed on one side of the clough.

Upper Ogden Reservoir

Upper Ogden Reservoir

The Trig is a good walker and he made steady progress up around the side of the two reservoirs, each partly frozen.

Ogden Clough

Looking Back

A view back down the Clough, the snow covered South bank looks better in white.

Ogden Clough

Higher Ogden Clough

Kissing Clouds


The Wall on Pendle Hill

The Wall on Pendle Hill

Snowman on Pendle Hill

Cheery Snowman

Snow art on the Pendle plateau, the circular shelter is in view. Is this a self-portrait of my camera-shy mate, The Trig?

Sun on Pendle Hill

Sun and Shelter

The Stile on Pendle Hill

Sunset or Not?

There seemed to be a good prospect of a sunset, would my friend be more fortunate than I was the day before?

Moon over Pendle Hill

The Moon

Day 6 of the lunar cycle, so one day to half-moon.

Messy Sky over Pendle Hill

Messy Sky

Well, it went pear-shaped again, this time low clouds wandered over and spoilt the party.

Summit Trig on Pendle Hill

The Trig's Trig Photo

He packed it in at this point and headed back to the car, I'm glad I didn't miss out again, but it looked like a fine afternoon to be up on Pendle Hill. Cheers, mate. The Trig does not allow photos of himself and his true identity remains a secret.

Walkers: Just Him

Time taken: 3hr 53 minutes over a distance of approx. 6 miles.

Route: Barley, Ogden Res's and Ogden Clough, Pendle Plateau, The Summit, left side down, fields to Barley

Weather and conditions: Cool, sunny, no wind.

Greetings Count: Medium, I'm told, quite a few walkers around

Richard's Refreshment Review: Nothing to report today.

Man in White Coat*

"Come along, Richard, it'll be alright..."

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010 © except * which belongs to someone else