A Pendle Hill walk

Pendle Hill footpath near Barley

It feels a bit odd writing ‘Pendle Hill’, now I know (thanks Wikipedia) that Pendle is a tautological word. A¬†mix of cumbric (Pen) and old english (Hyll), with a modern ‘Hill’ added for good measure.

‘Let’s climb Hill Hill Hill!’. Which feels incantation-like, resonating¬†with the witchery of the early 1600s (and the sad outcomes of that).

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