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Place Category: Activities
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 Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Thursday.Light rain starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
15->2017% 83% 6 mph
6:01 am 8:25 pmLight rain in the morning and overnight.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
11->1544% 58% 4 mph
6:03 am 8:23 pmLight rain overnight.Thursday, Aug 24th
11->1416% 38% 10 mph
6:05 am 8:21 pmLight rain until afternoon.Friday, Aug 25th
10->1421% 67% 5 mph
6:06 am 8:18 pmDrizzle in the afternoon.Saturday, Aug 26th
10->164% 69% 2 mph
6:08 am 8:16 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Sunday, Aug 27th
10->160% 30% 4 mph
6:10 am 8:14 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, Aug 28th
10->1822% 82% 9 mph
6:12 am 8:11 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Aug 29th
10->158% 75% 10 mph
6:13 am 8:09 pm
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