There's so much more than the view to discover when you climb to the top of Pendle Hill.  As well as looking up and around to soak in the beauty of the hill and surroundings, be sure to look down to notice the restored paths, walls and new shelter, built and restored by master craftspeople and a whole gang of volunteers

Did you know that there are 12 sculptures installed around the trig point, produced by artist Henrietta Armstrong after a series of public engagement events in 2018?  These represent the meeting of man and nature - the Anthropocene - and engravings on each of the sculptures reference aspects of Pendle Hill and humanity.

The summit plateau of Pendle Hill is largely made up of peat and once you start to delve into the intricacies of peat, you'll discover just how amazing it is!

Restoration of the peatland has created many benefits including: habitats for wildlife, provided a huge carbon store and slowed the flow of water off the hill, to name but a few.  To find out more download and follow our 'Peat Freaks' audio trail accessed via our digital map.

There's one magnificent hill, but there are so many ways to climb it!  With a series of 12 'Summit Else' routes you can explore up and around the hill from different directions and experience the open access land across the top of the hill from Nick O'Pendle.