walking and writing

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Winter Bewitchings

SAM_0253Much as I love pitching up on the fells, a campsite nearly always offers the benefit of a local pub.  In Clitheroe, this was the Edisford Bridge, just on the other side of the Ribble and near its eponymous bridge.  According to a local lady who was sharing with me the warmth from the pub’s roaring fire, the famed witches of Pendle Hill leave a special sign in winter. As the hill turns white with snow, a certain patch remains dark and can clearly be seen to take the form of a witch. “Complete with broomshtik”, she slurred. (Any witch way but loose, methinks). It was a bit frosty when I took this photo. Any sign of witch shapes in them thar hills?


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This entry was posted on March 15, 2014 by in Walking.
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