ONE OF THE GREATEST RIDGE WALKS IN THE FOREST OF BOWLAND
PARKING-Road Side Parking, Fell Foot Farm Forest of Bowland - postcode PR3 2NP
MILES-4 MILES approx
FACILITIES- No facilities on route
On a clear day this is one of the nicest walks in the Forest of Bowland.
A long narrow lane leads you all the way to Fell Foot Farm, along this road is a couple of lay-bys which is normally plenty of space to park.
Follow the road up hill past the farm and through the gate, you will see two paths ahead, one steeply ahead and one that skirts around the left of the hill, we have done both, on our recent walk we took the left hand path and followed the path around until you come to a fence.
At the fence head uphill, there is often people gliding in off the summit, but as you can see from the photo you can walk either side of the fence, This is quite steep going especially on a red hot day like this day, but its a short climb up.
You will see the summit cairn of Parlick in front of you, we didn't stop here as we spotted a wasps nest at the cairn, so a quick photo and headed to our next stop.
You will see the path in front of you and in the distance Fair Snape fell.
The path is well trodden, you follow it along the fence line until you reach the next summit, there is a dip in the hill where you loose a few metres and climb back up.
You keep on this path following it around to the left until you cross the fence.
In front of you, you will see Paddys pole and cairn and a shelter, then further back is the trig point.
We always enjoy a nice rest here for a snack and drink.
Return the same way, at the junction of heading back up Parlick you can take the right hand path which goes around the side and leads you back to the same path to the car, this saves climbing back up to go down.
The last picture just shows how quick the weather can change, when we started the walk it was glorious sunshine, up on leaving Fair snape fell the cloud came in and it started to rain. Luckily we had coats with us and we had walked this many times so knew the route back.
Circular walk which is longer