Sunday, 16 November 2014
Location: Between Clitheroe and Nelson, Lancashire
Height: 557 metres (1,827 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Stony/Boggy/Flat
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point
Pendle Hill is a striking looking hill that is visible from many high points in the north of England. It is a place of history and legend, but is most importantly also a great place to walk. It is an isolated high point that is separated from any of the local ranges, the hill is divided into four parts, Pendleton Moor, Spence Moor, Barley Moor and Pendle Hill itself. The summit is marked by a Trig Point which stands on a set of stones that have been placed together to make up a circle. With the hill being isolated the views are excellent from the summit; west towards the town of Clitheroe and beyond towards Longridge Fell and the southern tip of the Forest of Bowland, north west towards the Lake District fells, north towards the fells of the Yorkshire Dales, north east towards Weets Hill and Pinhaw Beacon, south east towards the towns of Colne and Nelson with the Forest of Trawden beyond with Boulsworth Hill the most notable highpoint. And finally south towards Burnley, Hameldon Hill and Great Hameldon Hill.