A photographic guide to one of England's most characterful hills, by award-winning photographer and filmaker, Alastair Lee. Although not the highest of the Pennines, Pendle Hill has the most impressive vertical scale on all sides. There are not many other hills like it within close proximity: directly to the east there is nothing taller until the Ural Mountains over 3000 miles away. To the south lies the urban corridor of Colne, Nelson, Brierfield and Burnley, with Boulsworth and the Burnley Moors on the horizon. To the north are the famous Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Gent and Ingleborough, and beyond these the Langdale Pikes in the Lake District can be seen on a clear day. Looking west across the Ribble Valley the towns of Downham and Clitheroe are in clear view, and directly to the west is Blackpool Tower and the Irish Sea.
Taken in all seasons and weathers, Alastair Lee's superb photographs build an intimate and atmospheric portrait of Pendle Hill.
Film maker, author and climber Alastair Lee has spent the past decade pursuing rocks and mountains around the world. Alastair is also renowned as one of the UK's most entertaining and outspoken lecturers, having hit the line up at both Kendal and Edinburgh mountain film festivals. As a multi-award winning filmmaker, Alastair's 7 movies to date include "Twice Upon a Time in Bolivia" (2004) "Storms" (2005) and PSYCHE (2007) which won two awards at Kendal and a further award at the 2008 Vancouver Mountain Film Festival. Alastair has also written and self-published two climbing guide-books and three photographic books. He lives with his wife and son in Burnley Lancashire.