Our new header photo for the summer was taken by Pendle photographer Kat Weatherill for a June blog about the Pendle Sculpture Trail. Kat trained and worked in horticulture and garden design before changing her profession to photography. It shows in the fresh and natural feel of her photographs. Kat’s website has a great portfolio of her work.
The photo was taken just as the Spring landscape changed to Summer. The May blossom is still out but the trees have that heavy summer feel.
The picture shows the ‘Big End’ of Pendle Hill from a vantage point to the north-east of the village of Barley. Some of the Pendle Heritage archaeology group may recognise the landscape in the middle ground from archaeological field walking. The fields are believed to be associated with the largely forgotten medieval Hawbooth vaccary.
Over thirty vaccaries were established in the Blackburnshire hunting forests in the 1100s and their boundaries shaped the subsequent development of their areas.