Thursday, 17 January 2013

A winters day on Pendle

Wed 16th January 2013
                                   For the last few days the weather has turned more seasonable with a light covering of snow in our area. We're not people for sitting about so we choose to walk over Pendle Hill  this morning the  first ascent of 2013. The morning felt quite mild -2c with very little wind so we set off from Barley village for the 6 miles circular walk, a walk we've done dozens of times throughout the seasons. There's something about a walk in the snow that gives a new lease of life and lifts the spirits in the dark winter months.

        Pendle Hill viewed from above the village of Newchurch in Pendle

                              Along the ridge above Ogden Clough

A spring bubbles up near to south ridge of Pendle Hill  this is one of sources of Pendle Water which flows into the River Calder then into the River Ribble reaching the sea south of Blackpool at Lytham.

                                  Along Pendle's southern edge

                       Frost and ice crystals on the blades of grass

                                      Pendle's summit 1831 ft

Wintry scenes on the top of Pendle with the high cloud proceeding warmer air from the Atlantic spreading over from the west, this is heralding snow as the warmer air clashes with the cold continental air from the east.

    The wire fence takes on an added attraction in the freezing conditions

            Finally down the tourist path back to the village of Barley



  1. Best looking wire fence I have ever seen. ;-) Beautiful scenery.

  2. Grand view from the summit - bleak but beautiful.

  3. Hi Dave
    Great wintery views of Pendle Hill. Brrrrr put another log on the fire.