Pendle Hill

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  • Pendle Hill summit is 557 metres (1,827 ft). It is an isolated hill, separated from the Pennines to the east and the Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to the northwest, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Pendle Hill is 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 claimed visitation to George Fox (1652), which led to the foundation of the Quaker movement. A Bronze Age burial site has been also discovered at the summit of the hill.

    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, Newchurch-in-Pendle, and Sabden.

  • Pendle Hill 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 15°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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      6:59 am    7:05 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       59%  99%   4 mph
      7:01 am    7:02 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       5%  88%   5 mph
      7:03 am    7:00 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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      7:05 am    6:57 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       43%  78%   4 mph
      7:06 am    6:55 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
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       37%  82%   7 mph
      7:08 am    6:52 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Rain overnight.
     
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       43%  32%   9 mph
      7:10 am    6:50 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Rain until evening.
     
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       78%  87%   9 mph
      7:12 am    6:47 pm

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