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28 Dec 2014 10:20PM   Views : 834 Unique : 517

The Man who went up a hill...

...and came down on his backside!

Yep i ended up on my derriere this afternoon on the way down from Penhill.


My little lad has said numerous times that he wanted to climb Penhill, so today as his sisters are away, we did, much to the dogs disgust. Our Greyhounds aren't fans of the cold, but both went up and down with little complaint. As did the little lad despite nearly losing both his wellies in a boggy bit on the way up.

Penhill (546m) is a prominent hill in the Pennines in North Yorkshire, England. It forms a ridge that commands the southern side of Wensleydale and the northern side of Coverdale. Its concave shape was formed during the last ice age, when glaciers carved Wensleydale into a U-shape. The summit plateau has a trig point, small tarns on the peat moor, and, visible from the valley floor, a beacon at its eastern end, part of the large network built to warn of a Spanish invasion.

Although Penhill is not a very high hill, its position near the mouth of Wensleydale makes it visible from a considerable distance - from the North York Moors across the Vale of York, as well as from many points in the dale.

Penhill is a pleonastic name consisting of Brittonic (penn) and Old English (hyll) words for "hill".

Also apparently Penhil was home to, surprisingly, The Penhill Giant which lived in a fortress on it. There are general legends and tales about the giant which claim the giant ate flocks of sheep and terrorized maidens in the local area.

This was taken on the way up, with the Beacon clearly visable, sadly i have to report, since the last time i was up there a large part of it has collapsed. No doubt the national park authority will get round to repairing it at some point.

Quite like this image, it's something a bit different from my usual stuff, think perhaps the sun could have done with being a bit further into shot (Isn't hindsight a wondeful thing?).


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