Pendle Hill Walk.

It’s been a gorgeous sunny day today ( Sunday) so we decided to take Hugo for his first walk up Pendle Hill.  We parked the car near the Ski slope and Wellsprings Spanish & Mexican restaurant at the ‘Nick O Pendle’ and followed the footpath onto the rugged moorland. The sun was shining but it was very blustery up there , ideal for model aeroplane enthusiasts and paragliders .

Wil and Hugo waiting for me as usual!
Wil and Hugo waiting for me as usual!
Waiting for take-off.
Waiting for take-off.
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Fancy a go?
Amazing views from up there.
Amazing views from up there.
Such a handsome chap!
Such a handsome chap!
The ground was covered in these cotton bud grasses.
The ground was covered in these  fluffy cotton bud grasses.
Me and Hugo. :)
Me and Hugo. 🙂
Anyone any ideas. Perhaps Billberries?
Anyone any ideas what these berries are?

We saw quite a bit of wildlife including kestrel, sky larks, Gulls, Dipper ( in the brook), Bees, Cabbage white butterflies and a tiny green moth/butterfly  and  plant life including the berries above, cotton bud grass, bracken, rushes and moss. Unfortunately I didn’t manage many photos of the birds or insects. 😦 But I did snap this skylark ( I think? ) in flight.

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Taking a dip.
Taking a dip.

The music of the skylark accompanied us for most of our walk and they could often be seen hovering in flight. It took me ages to get a picture of one ….so I was pretty pleased when i did. 🙂  By the time we got back to the car, I was in dire need of a Hot Chocolate. It was a bit chilly up that hill!

The Wellsprings.
The Wellsprings.
Chocolate!!
Chocolate!!

Hope you enjoyed the sunshine too. X

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6 thoughts on “Pendle Hill Walk.”

  1. My dog is getting a bit old now. He is 14. Still very active. I would like to take him up Pendle Hill but I’m a bit unsure. As a dog ownwr I’d appreciate your opinion. Is it steep? Is it a long walk up and back down? Is there a path? Thanks

    1. Pendle hill may be a bit long and steep for your dog but maybe the sculpture trail at Aitken wood, Barley would be an idea.You walk past resevoirs and through a lovely wood with sculptures based on the pendle witches so quite interesting.x

      1. Thanks for the advice. We might have to do Pendle Hill later in life then. Aitken Wood sounds nice. Just had a look on Google. Really like the idea of the sculpture trail. Thanks so much.

      2. Oh actually i have just checked on this post and yes your dog can do this as your more or less walking straight accross the top.This is from the wellsprings which is actually already on the top practically.If you want to actually walk up it you can from Barley but that may be to steep for your dog.X

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