Chipping Sunday 31st August 2008

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Jean Thomas     Distance: 9 miles

Chipping – Saddle End Farm – Saddle Fell – Wolf Fell – Fair Snape fell (510 m) – Parlick (432 m) – Fell Foot – Chipping.

A steady climb on to Saddle Fell and a good path ove r Wolf Fell to the stone shelter on Fair Snape Fell. If the weather is clear the views are wonderful overlooking Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. Now it’s a bit of a pull to get to the top of Parlick, and a very steep descent down to Fell Foot. The paths back to Chipping are reasonably flat.

Moderate Leader: Maurice Hall     Distance: 8.5 miles

Out of the village we walk along Green Lane (1/4 mile – single file please) to Townley Moss Wood (teeming with Redshank) heading north to Lickhurst Farm and on to Burnslack (muddy). Prior rain we cross stream over real stepping stones. Moving down to Saddle End Farm to Chipping Lawn for bridle path return. No hills, only gradients (honestly!).

Leisurely Leader: Irene Wilcock & Dianne Pennington     Distance : 7 miles

We start with a short walk on the road and then on slight uphill field paths and good tracks to take in the lovely views of the surrounding area as we make our way to Higher Greystoneley. The walk continues on to Lickhurst Farm, Park Gate and finally Wolfen Hall before heading back to Chipping.

Easy Leader: Hazel Anderton     Distance: 5 miles

A fairly easy walk mainly over grass fields with good views of Longridge Fell. On route we skirt Townley Moss Woods and pass the Gibbon Bridge Hotel. We will also stop at a pub, The Dog & Partridge, to set us up for the last part of the walk. The downside is that there are quite a few stiles, but only one is a bit awkward.