Shadows Over Lancashire Hills – Black and White (Eight Photographs)

Scenic view of Lancashire by Lucas P Puch on

Scenic view from Pendle Hill,West by Lucas P Puch on

Scenic view from Pendle Hill,West by Lucas P Puch on

A view from Pendle Hill. Clouds cast shadows over Lancashire Hills. In distance Blackpool and Irish sea.

Scenic view from Pendle Hill, North by Lucas P Puch on

Scenic view from Pendle Hill, North by Lucas P Puch on

On north in distance Lake District mountains.

Scenic view from Pendle Hill, North-East by Lucas P Puch on

Look On Lancashire Hills #1 by Lucas P Puch on

On north-east Yorkshire highest peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough, Whernsid.

View of Lancashire Hills by Lucas P Puch on

View of Lancashire Hills,Clouds over the hills..

Shadows Over Lancashire Hills. Black and white. Forest Of Bowland. West Pennine Moors. Lancashire. England, UK, 2016.



On The Top – Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill SouthView by Lucas P Puch on


Pendle Hill west view by Lucas P Puch on


Pendle Hill South West Side by Lucas P Puch on


Running On Pendle Hill by Lucas P Puch on


Pendle Hill South East Side by Lucas P Puch on

Pendle Hill. England. Lancashire. October. 2016.

Camera Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm Nikkor.

Pendle Hill is located in the east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham. Its summit is 557 metres (1,827ย ft) above mean sea level. It gives its name to the Borough of Pendle. It is an isolated hill, separated from the Pennines to the east, the Bowland Fells to the north-west, and the West Pennine Moors to the south. It is included in detached part of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Pendle Hill is separated from the nearby main bulk of the Bowland Fells by the River Ribble. This isolation means that Pendle Hill is in fact, the most prominent child summit of Kinder Scout, far away in the Peak District, rather than a child of Ward’s Stone, the highest point in Bowland.

The name “Pendle Hill” combines the words for hill from three different languages (as does Bredon Hill in Worcestershire) In the 13th century it was called Pennul or Penhul, apparently from the Cumbric pen and Old English hyll, both meaning “hill”. The modern English “hill” was appended later, after the original meaning of Pendle had become opaque.

A Bronze Age burial site has been discovered at the summit of the hill.

The hill is also famous for its links to three events which took place in the 17th century: the Pendle witch trials (1612), Richard Towneley’s barometer experiment (1661), and the vision of George Fox (1652), which led to the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) movement.

The most popular route for ascending the hill begins in the village of Barley, which lies to the east. This route also provides the steepest ascent. Other nearby villages include Downham, Roughlee, Newchurch-in-Pendle, Sabden and Pendleton.

A local saying suggests the area around Pendle Hill experiences frequent rainfall: “If you can see Pendle it’s about to rain, if you can’t, it’s already started.” When the weather is fine Pendle is a popular hill-launch for paragliders and, with a north-westerly wind, for hang gliders.

In The Shadow Of Pendle Hill – Barley


Barley is a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire, England.

The village lies between Black Moss Reservoirs and Ogden Reservoirs and is inside of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The village is situated close to Pendle Hill and is a popular starting point for walkers of this hill. The circular Pendle Way long-distance trail passes through here.

After a cow farm was established around 1266, Barley earned its livelihood from agriculture. This continued up until the 18th century. During the 18th-century textiles began to be manufactured as an extra source of income. The brooks around Barley offered an effective source of waterpower which led to the building of several cotton factories. Two small cotton mills were built at Narrowgates and Barley Green. At its height, Barley Green Mill had 200 looms, until floods destroyed the building in 1880. The cotton twist mill at Narrowgates, which was built by William Hartley to spin cotton warp thread, and the adjacent weavers cottages survive and are now private houses.

In December, United Utilities engineers were “stunned” to unearth a 17th-century cottage, complete with a cat skeleton, during a construction project in the village, near Lower Black Moss reservoir. There has been some speculation that the well-preserved cottage could have belonged to one of the Pendle witches, although there is no evidence to suggest that it did. Simon Entwistle, an expert on the witches, said: “In terms of significance, it’s like discovering Tutankhamen’s tomb”. Frank Giecco, from NP Archaeology, who unearthed the building, said: “It’s like discovering your own little Pompeii. We rarely get the opportunity to work with something so well preserved.” Many artefacts from the building’s latter years, such as Victorian crockery, a tin bath and a bedstead, were discovered around the site.