Thursday, 11 February 2010

On a clear day you can see forever

.Pendle Hill 1831 ft
Thurs.11th Feb 2010
                  One a clear day you can see forever ....that's what the song title says, I'm not saying it was so clear but the visibility was good from the top of Pendle Hill the highest hill in our local area. This gloriously sunny but cold day was too good to miss so a brisk climb found us on the top in about 50 mins.On the clearest of days the mountains of North Wales can be seen and beyond that the Isle of Anglesey.Today it was hazy in that direction but to the north & northwest it was clearer.
Looking west to the coast  around  Blackpool

The Central Fells of the Lake District beyond the Bowland Fells
Further around to the east of the Lakes the High Street range 
Across the Ribble Valley on the left Ingleborough & to the right Pen-y-ghent

To the NE Buckden Pike on the left  & Great Whernside to the right
behind Upper Wharfedale
The view south across Nelson & Colne to Bouldsworth hill
where we were yesterday

In the Ribble Valley ...Downham one of Lancashires prettiest villages
The Ribble Valley  merging into the distant Yorkshire Dales
The Ribble Valley


  1. That's what I love about the north of England.... the countryside is so open and you can literally see for miles. For a while I lived in the Scottish Highlands and our small town was surrounded by mountains; when I came to live in County Durham people couldn't understand how I could leave such a beautiful place in Scotland, but it made me feel claustrophobic! I much prefer the wildness and openness down here. Wonderful photos David!

  2. Absolutely fabulous.....the views go on forever, wide open spaces. You are lucky to walk this area. Enjoy each and every moment......

  3. When you see views like this you can understand why I never had the call to go abroad, we have such beautiful places to visit. Excellent photos.