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.
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.
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!