Pendle hill is 557 metres
above sea level situated in N E Lancashire, famous for its links with
witches and witch craft ever since the Pendle witch trials of 1612
because all the accused lived in the villages surrounding Pendle hill.
The name Pendle hill comes from three different languages, Pennul or
Penhul, is from the Cumbric pen and the Old English hyll, both of
which mean "hill"; when the meaning of this was lost, the word Hill
was again appended.
Pendle hill is of great significance to the
Quakers because George Fox having had a vision on the top of Pendle
hill went on to start the Quaker movement.
Today Pendle hill is
more likely to be used by keen walkers, hang gliders and paragliders
than for witch craft.