Friday, 12 August 2011
This week I have not been out with the big lens photographing the local wildlife owing to very poor weather and other commitments. I did however carry a small compact camera with me and this week by way of a change I am showing some of the local scenery in this part of Lancashire. One super viewpoint not very far from home is at Jeffrey Hill on the northern slope of Longridge Fell. Here from the roadside you have a magnificent view across the Vale Of Chipping to the Bowland Fells to the north east of the lovely village of Chipping. This is a popular spot with motorists and on a fine day there can be few better views in Lancashire.
The second viewpoint demands a little more effort and a climb to the summit of Clougha Pike at just over 1200 feet. On the way up and from the summit there are magnificent views across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District Fells and across to the three Yorkshire Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and and Pen-y- ghent. Currently the heather is coming into flower and swathes of purple enhance the journey to the summit of this delightful Lancashire Peak. The images above show views of the Bowland Fells from Longridge Fell and finish with views from the heather covered slopes of Clougha Pike. If any of my readers have the opportunity to visit either of these viewpoints you will not be disappointed with some of Lancashire's finest scenery.