The Solitary Rambler

PROUD IN PENDLE
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Filmed 26th May 2015
Post-production completed 20th June 2015
Running time 19 minutes
Synopsis
 
Pendle Hill  was a location which first drew my attention from watching a video on the “ Walking with the Taxi Driver ” website. I decide to visit this delightful spot in  Lancashire  for myself, where I discover a little of “ Pendle Witch Country ” and tackle the strenuous but rewarding climb up Pendle Hill.....
Locations
 
Filmed in the county of  Lancashire . Locations include  Barley Newchurch-in-Pendle , the  Ogden Reservoirs  and  Pendle Hill . This is the first film in the Forest of Bowland .
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Background and production details
 
As with “ High Time in Hebden Bridge ” I wanted to film in another location where “ The Taxi Driver ” had made a film of one of their walks. They had uploaded a  video  to their website of a walk they had filmed in  Lancashire  around  Pendle Hill , which was a place I had not heard of at all. When I was watching this I really liked the look of the scenery, so I put it on my list as another location for a “Solitary Rambler” film.

During my week’s holiday at the end of May 2015 I planned to make my Pendle Hill film on the Tuesday 26th May, which was the day after I would be filming in  Haworth . I had stayed overnight in a  Travelodge  in  Halifax  after shooting “ Heritage of Haworth ”, so the next morning it was only about a 27 mile drive to the village of  Barley  in Lancashire, where I would commence filming of “Proud in Pendle”. I arrived in Barley at around 9.30am and shot many scenes around the pretty village before taking the footpath that would lead me to the main location of the day, Pendle Hill.

It was a very exhausting climb up Pendle Hill, and I had to take regular stops, but it was really worth the effort. I got some fantastic shots of the surrounding countryside before, during and after climbing the steep path up Pendle Hill. I really had to hold onto my camera at the top as it was so windy, so a few of the shots I took look a little shaky as a result! I descended Pendle Hill to the  Ogden Reservoirs , from where I climbed up following a lovely path through Fell Wood until I reached the open countryside again on the way to  Newchurch-in-Pendle . Taking a few shots of this village I followed a path leading to the road between Barley and  Roughlee , just off which I took a track leading back to the car park in Barley where I started. I completed the day’s filming after a few more shots in the village.

I was staying in nearby  Clitheroe  for the next three nights, so after enjoying a very quick drink of Pepsi in the  Barley Mow  and an ice cream from the  car park café  I drove on to Clitheroe. My  guest house  was lovely. I had booked a single room, which was in a separate annex from the main house, so it felt very private. Once I had unpacked I discovered that I had caught the sun quite badly, so I applied plenty of after sun cream! After I had time to settle in and rest I drove back to Barley that evening as I wanted to dine in the  Pendle Inn  and try the famous Pendle pie, which I had seen on the pub menu online. It was a kind of cottage pie, except that the meat under the cheesy mash was chunky rather than minced. All the same it was very tasty and felt well deserved after my hard climb up Pendle Hill.

During post-production, and like I had done similarly with “High Time in Hebden Bridge”, I inserted a couple of very short sections of “The Taxi Driver’s” Pendle walk video to reference the fact that they were the reason I had come to this area. I wanted to create quite a dramatic musical soundtrack for “Proud in “Pendle”, so I recorded a dark theme for the opening of the film, the end titles and in particular for the sequence where I am climbing Pendle Hill. For the rest of the video I composed a more melodic piece to accompany the cutaways through the scenic Lancashire countryside.
 
 
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