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Pendle Hill, Barley

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Pendle Hill is located in the east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham. Its summit is 557m 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 northwest, 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).TopographyPendle 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.GeologyThe sloping plateau summit of Pendle Hill is formed from the Pendle Grit, a coarse Carboniferous age sandstone assigned to the Millstone Grit Group. It overlies a thick sequence of Carboniferous Limestone beds. In chronostratigraphy, the British sub-stage of the Carboniferous period, the 'Pendleian' derives its name from Pendle Hill where an exposure in Light Clough is taken as the type locality.
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  • Regardless of when you go up Pendle you'll get a good view as it's usually not cloud covered for long. The walk is steep but the steps and metalled sections from Barley make it easier. Our 6 and 7 yea...  more »
  • It is an AONB for a reason simply stunning place to visit whatever the weather. the sculpture trial is also lovely.  more »
  • It's quite a hike to reach the top of Pendle Hill but well worth the effort. The hike up and view from top will give you some spectacular views. Ideal to hike on a Sunday morning and finish it off wit...  more »