We had a good feeling this morning that the misty frosty morning with a slight covering of new snow was going to turn into fabulous day. Firstly we had two Song Thrushes on the lawn the first for several years, so I thought the early morning was going well.
By 9-30 am we were at the bottom of Pendle Hill ready for the climb, we soon climbed above the sea of mist and were rewarded by some fine atmospheric views from the top which had 5 inches of new powdered snow.
To catch these mornings we have to be off reasonably early before the sun burns off the low cloud and mist. By 11-30am the magical effects had all dissapeared, so we legged it down to the village of Barley for Beef broth and Dumplings after a superb mornings walk.
Across the Ribble Valley to the higher fells of Pen-y-Ghent and Fountains Fell
Towards Ingleborough on the left
Above the mist covered Twiston Beck the small stream where the Salmon spawn in late Autumn
Ingleborough across the Ribble Valley
The summit 1831 ft
Looking S.E. across Pendleside to Bouldsworth hill on the horizon
The village of Barley lies under the mist in the middle distance