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Pendle Hill SP-005

 

Pendle Hill, G/SP-005 - 557m ASL - SD 804 414 - OS Explorer OL21 & OL41 - 2 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 - Lad Law G/SP-008 & Pendle Hill G/SP-005

Gig: Joe Longthorne

Venue: Viva Blackpool

After Boulsworth Hill-Lad Law G/SP-008 I drove over to Pendle Hill G/SP-005.  The road on the side of Pendle Hill was very busy with cars parked from half a mile before the footpath up to half a mile after it! I was fortunate to get a recently vacated spot right next to the track.  In the track entrance was an ice cream van so I indulged in a can of Fanta and a Mr Whippy. 

Approach for Pendle Hill        Very busy at the summit

There were several hundreds of people on Pendle Hill, with both main routes looking like busy ant trails.  There were even a number of folks ascending the direct route straight up. This is marked as a PROW but I have only ever previously seen fellrunners using it.  It could be that someone got injured as a mountain rescue team, a helicopter and two ambulances were in attendance later as I descended. 

Tom M1EYP        Tremendous views

It was an enjoyable walk up in the hot sunshine with lots of people to have a chat with.  At the summit, family groups were queueing up to take their turns for photos at the trig point!  On 2m FM I made eleven QSOs before descending on the opposite path.  Then on to Blackpool, soundcheck, tea in Wetherspoons and then the show.  Happy Easter everyone!

Time

Call

Band

Mode

12:36z

G0TVB

144MHz

FM

12:40z

2E0JCM/M

144MHz

FM

12:41z

2E0SNZ/P

144MHz

FM

12:44z

2E0DIJ

144MHz

FM

12:46z

M3CTW

144MHz

FM

12:50z

2W0JYN

144MHz

FM

12:50z

2E0XLG/P

144MHz

FM

12:51z

2E0LKC

144MHz

FM

12:51z

G7OEM

144MHz

FM

12:51z

2E0LMD

144MHz

FM

12:53z

2E0RCS

144MHz

FM

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