Pendle Hill is situated in the East of Lancashire close to the towns of Burnley, Padiham, Clitheroe, Nelson, and Colne. The summit of Pendle Hill rises to 557m (1827 ft) above sea level. It is an isolated hill in the Pennines, separated from the South Pennines to the East, The Bowland Fells to the Northwest and the West Pennine Moors to the South.
Pendle Hill is shrouded in history and folklore, most famously linked to the trial of the Pendle Witches in the 17th Century. Indeed the hill is still associated with witchcraft and is a popular destination for walkers on Halloween.
Pendle Hill also inspired George Fox to establish the Quaker movement in 1652. On a visit to Pendle Hill, he is quoted as saying
'As we travelled, we came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of it; which I did with difficulty, it was so very steep and high. When I was come to the top, I saw the sea bordering upon Lancashire. From the top of this hill, the Lord let me see in what places he had a great people to be gathered.'
Location: Barley, Lancashire
Photographer: Colin Shepherd