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Forest of Bowland. Fair Snape Fell. **Cancelled**

16 Sep 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Starting in Chipping village the walk is firstly along quiet country roads for a mile, into a private estate with pedestrian access (Leagram Hall Farm) and along an estate road leading into some fields and then into open countryside at Saddle End Farm, good path leading up to Ward`s End Hill, gradually gaining height up to Saddle Fell and onto Wolf Fell and finally the highpoint of the day Fair Snape Fell at 510m (boggy ground especially in wet weather) trig-point, shelter and Paddy`s Pole Cairn with fantastic 360 views over to Morecombe Bay, Blackpool tower and the 3 Peaks to the west.

The return section is over Blindhurst Fell and Parlick Hill followed by a steep decent to Fell Foot cottage and a short section along country roads leading into fields and a gradual decent into Chipping village.

Time duration approx 4hrs and 15mins.
This a moderate 10.5 miles walk with 1500ft or so of height gain.

Meetup in the village car park at 9.45 for 10.00am start with the cost of £2.90 for the day or free parking on the side roads around the car park. Nice toilet block in the car park and several nearby cafe`s, a farm shop and 2 pubs in the village. NB; This walk is through a lot of farms and several fields with livestock, so dogs are not allowed.

Directions – up the M6 Motorway towards Preston, turn off at junction 31A and follow the country roads through Longridge and eventually into the village of Chipping. For satellite navigation (sat nav) use the post code PR3 2QH for the car park in the village centre. Note; there are a number of coffee/food shops and fuel etc in the trading/retail estate near Longridge just off the motorway. Journey time approx 1hr15mins without stops.

If the weather is very poor the walk maybe moved to Sunday 17th Sept

If you are a non member and wish to join the walk please contact us via the contact tab to discuss if it is an appropriate walk for you. Thanks.