Pendle Hill 'Big End' viewed from near Rimington. The ice sculpting from the last Ice Age is particularly clear from this viewpoint. The name Pendle Hill can be broken down into three elements Pen which is the old Celtic name for 'top' and is still used in that way in modern Welsh, 'dle' means hill, and hill which is self-explanatory. A curious geological feature that can be seen in this picture of Pendle is a darker area top centre of the mountain. This is interpreted as being the site of a huge landslide during the wetter period at the end of the Ice Age. A similar landslide exists at Deerstones north of Sabden village.
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Keywords:Lancashire, geology, glaciation, ice age, landslips, pendle hill, ribble valley, rimington