A DOZEN delicately carved stones are set to be buried at the summit of Pendle Hill to be found by archaeologists of the future.

Each of the stones, made up of limestone and cast concrete, show off different aspects of the hill.

Their designs were influenced by avid walkers of the hill, who took part in creative group sessions, organised by London-based artist Henrietta Armstrong, who created the stones.

The stones are set up be taken up the hill later this year and will be partially buried in a circle around the summit, with only a small piece of each stone being visible.

The project has been commissioned by the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, a four-year scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve Pendle Hill.

Cathy Hopley, programme manager for the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, said: "The Summit Stones will complete our restoration work on Pendle Hill Summit, so we are really excited to see them installed.

"Henrietta has put in hours of work researching with the community and then casting and carving them.

"Their designs capture many lesser known aspects of our amazing hill, to be enjoyed in the years to come."

The project draws on symbolism, geology, ancient rituals and traditions and has also been partly funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.