Pendle Hill: One To Visit!

As well as photography another love of mine is walking. We’ve been all over the country and climbed some major UK mountains, including the 3 big ones. Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Sca Fell Pike! Last weekend was my opportunity to climb Pendle Hill, something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.

As Autumn comes to a close and the early dark nights are setting in we have decided to keep the long walks to a minimum and have taken part in some more local walks. Last weekend we went to Pendle Hill the day after Halloween, spooky eh?! An hours drive down the M65 for us! What a fantastic day it was! It was one of the hottest November days on record too. Didn’t see any witches though unfortunately…

I thought I’d upload a couple of the photographs I took on the walk. I didn’t take my Nikon though this time so just used my very capable, less bulky, iPhone 5s camera to capture the days events.

We parked in the main car park in a lovely little village called Barley and all 21 of us (including dogs) set off towards Lower Ogden Reservoir, we shortly arrived at this beautiful forest.

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We headed up here, ahead you can see a very steep yet short section where it then flattened out. I think this photograph just shows how the weather was absolutely wonderful for us!
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Just before the ascent to the top of Pendle Hill, we decided to have a little break to eat our hummus wraps and have fun with the shadows!

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And here we all are at the top, a great bunch of people with a love of the outdoors!
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Here is the view from near the top as we made our way back down. A lovely view of the fog hanging low, felt like we were really high up. Pendle Hill is actually 557m which isn’t huge but this makes it a more accessible route for everyone.

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We descended down the steps on another very well worn path along The Pendle Way and back to the pub The Pendle Inn for a well deserved brew! As you can see it was the perfect day out and is a firm family favourite, there is a lovely cafe at the car park in Barley and a couple of delightful pubs that serve food!

If getting outdoors and having a fantastic time in the best of company is your bag why not come along to one of our walks. We’ve been all over the country climbing mountains and fells, check out Bolton Outdoors, Walking and Ale Appreciation Society for information on up coming walks.