Pendle Hill (summit 557 m above mean sea level) is located in the north-east of Nelson and Borough of Pendle. It is an isolated hill, separated from the Pennines to the east and the Forest of Bowland to the northwest. It lies to the southwest of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a detached part of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


The naming of Pendle Hill is unusual in that it says the same thing in three different languages. In the thirteenth century it was mentioned as Pennul or Penhul, apparently from Cumbric pen and Old English hyll, both meaning "hill"; the meaning having become opaque, the modern English word Hill was again appended.

In shales, on an underlying limestone bed. The historic decomposition of sphagnum moss on the hill has led to it being covered in peat.

It is famous for its links to two events which took place in the Quaker movement. A summit of the hill.

The most popular starting point for climbing the hill is the village of Barley to the east, which also provides the steepest ascent. Other nearby villages include Downham, Newchurch-in-Pendle and Sabden.

The area is now popular with many ghost hunters after Living's top show Most Haunted visited the hill for a Live investigation on Halloween 2004 and for an investigation during the series of the show.

The Pendle WitchesEdit

The story of the Pendle Witches is the best known example of alleged witchcraft in English history. The hill continues to be associated with witchcraft, and every Hallowe'en large numbers of visitors climb it.

The QuakersEdit

In centre of learning in the USA.

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