Over the hill.

Finally made it. Not metaphorically, neither physically or mentally, (thank you Gareth at blue green gold grey –  Who attributes my disinterest in rock hopping in the dark to mental ageing 😂 ‘wisdom’ is what it’s known as to us long term survivors). But no, this is literal, I finally made it over the hill I can see from my front door😊


This is the top of the hill, taken a few weeks ago.


The other side of the hill. Nice trail!

So I walk/ran to the nick of Pendle then downhill back down the road. Just 5.5 miles, a nice route now that I have worked it out.

My next goal – to find the highwayman’s grave. It’s on the map so I should be able to find it if it’s marked !

why is a ‘highway man’ so much more interesting than a mugger?


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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21 Responses to Over the hill.

  1. shazruns says:

    Congrats on conquering the hill! It looks like a beautiful route.

  2. CeeJayKay says:

    wow soooo KEWL! 😉 and yah! how is THAT right on your doorstep! its PERFECT! WELL DONE!!!! enjoy!

  3. I had no idea where the Nock o’ Pendle was, until I looked it up and found this cycling link http://cyclinguphill.com/nick-o-pendle/ (which has an embedded OS map). It looks like you have quite a few paths and a reservoir to explore around there. I’m quite jealous!

    • mawil1 says:

      Yes I understand that it’s a strava segment and a popular challenge! There are a few reservoirs in these parts, I’ve seen one driving over the hills a couple of miles away which looks like it would be a good route, I just need to find it on the map!

      • If I were you I’d have the local OS map laid out in front of me and I’d be scouring it for the best (offroad) routes. 🙂

      • mawil1 says:

        I have- we are on the edge of 2 maps and I have them both😊 But as I get out more and find more landmarks to relate to the map it gets easier. I usually memorise my route before I go so that I don’t have to carry anything – which can be interesting! That’s why I like a bit of open ended time if I’m ‘exploring’. I did buy a small rucksack that you can put a fluid reservoir in for when I’m up to long runs ie 10 miles or more, but haven’t got there yet!

  4. Gareth says:

    Looks fantastic! I wasnt implying disinterest more questioning the worth of sanity :p Highwaymen ride horsies and muggers do not!

    • mawil1 says:

      I agree that sanity is over rated😝 Re the horses- well the police cash in on the horse thing too, using mounted police for crowd control, people are always nice to the animals!

  5. looks like a wonderfull place to potter about

  6. Wow, looks so lovely. Well done x

  7. So beautiful! Congrats & great job!

    And “just 5.5 miles”. That would kill Mr. Judy! Use it or lose it, and he’s losing it — I wish I could make him see that & get him inspired to be more active.

  8. oscardiamond says:

    Highwaymen are more upmarket and musical (Adam Ant’s Stand and Deliver). I’m more worried about you running into the Faery Folk and risking bewichment.

    • mawil1 says:

      Ha ha! Some people already think I’m a witch! Apparently the highway mans grave was originally a Bronze Age burial chamber – more on that later😊 As for Adam ant – he was from Preston I think, maybe influenced by local history😊

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