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About Summiteer

~Pendle Hill~

13th February 2014

Cold Pendle

Pendle Summit

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

Best Before

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For my 40th birthday, we had a couple of nights near Keswick and climbed up Castle Crag (but not to the top)- at the time I didn't know it was one of Wainwright's Fells! Otherwise I might have put the extra effort in. Since then I've really enjoyed the outdoors - lots of walking and a fair bit of climbing. These last few weeks have felt like ... purgatory ... weather and ambling problems - which side will I emerge into?

Wintry Pendle

Wintry Pendle Hill

Last night we felt the full force of the latest storm to batter the UK, this morning the mean speed is said to be a modest 16mph and a walk up Pendle seems like a good way to test my limbs and challenge the elements on this birthday walk.

Steps on Pendle

Icy Steps

Nelson Sunlight

Sunshine on Nelson

Hail shower




The Stile

The Stile

I followed two sets of footprints up the steps. I passed one walker and the other tracks disappeared, so I might have been the first up to the summit this morning, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Pendle Top

Pendle Summit

Walkers: Just Me.

Time taken: 1hr 5mins over a distance of about 2.5 miles.

Route: Roadside, steps, summit, track.

Weather: Cold, breezy and one hail shower.

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2014 ©

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