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Pendle Hill

The weather forecast was a bit grim for this morning's walk. I've seen Pendle Hill from a distance many times, but I'd always dismissed it as being too remote from other hills to make a decent walk from it. In the end I plotted a route between four trig points and the summit and 12 miles seemed long enough to justify. The rain came for only 30 minutes or so, but threatened for much longer so I spent an uncomfortably sweaty couple of hours in the Paramo today. The path up Ogden Clough is lovely and even with no views because of the mist I really enjoyed the climb up to the summit. A great hill and I will return I think, to enjoy the views.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-08-17

Start: Black Hill    Finish: Black Hill

Distance: 12.1 mls, 19.47 km

Height Gain: 2400 ft, 731.5 m

Start Time: 06:30    End Time: 11:00

Duration: 04:30

Ave Speed: 2.7 mph

Region: Bowland Fells

Route Description: Black Hill, Sabden, Wilkin Heys, The Rough, Nick of Pendle, Apronfull Hill, Ogden Clough, Pendle Hill (Big End), Boar Clough, Ogden Clough (different one), Lower Sabden Fold, Higher Town, Back o the Hill, Padiham Heights, Black Hill

Parking Grid Ref: SD 78450 36680

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2813 - Pendle Hill (1827 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP1416 - Black Hill (Good condition)

TP6424 - The Rough (Good condition)

TP5370 - Pendle Hill (Good condition)

TP5682 - Rigg Of England (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: White Hill

Date: 2013-08-10
Distance: 15.8 mls, 25.43 km
Height Gain: 2600 ft, 792.5 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Gargrave to Harrow Hill

Date: 2013-08-23
Distance: 2.6 mls, 4.18 km
Height Gain: 400 ft, 121.9 m