A Fell-tastic Hike

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 03
2020

14 people attending

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7 people waitlisted

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£12.50
Event booking closes on May 2 at 17:00:00
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Steep sections, with boggy parts.

We'll be heading up Fair Snape Fell approaching from the rear!  

From the car park we head along a valley to what the map describes as a "castle" (calling it a barn would be generous).  Leaving our disappointment behind, we adventurously cross a stream, and make way up the side of the valley.  We meander through ravine/trench-esque paths and over a peat field before arriving at the summit of Fair Snape Fell.  The views over South down to Manchester and West over to Blackpool are stunning.  After hunkering down in the shelters for lunch, we head back down the same way we came (other routes back would be too long!)

Joking aside, this is a fantastic walk with great views and a mix of terrain.  Steep in sections, but around 400-450m of elevation in total.  15km

Good boots and gaiters are a must - it does get boggy.  If the weather is looking particularly rainy, this event may be postponed due to the boggy path towards the summit.

Due to the boggy parts this event is limited in numbers.  Sorry, dogs are not permitted on parts of this route.

 

Photo Credits:

The path up Fiendsdale Nab
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Karl and Ali - geograph.org.uk/p/5856544

Fiendsdale Head
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Brown - geograph.org.uk/p/1828293

Langden Castle
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Michael Graham - geograph.org.uk/p/74254

Highest Point on Fair Snape Fell
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Chris Heaton - geograph.org.uk/p/5739910

Cairn and stone shelter Fair Snape
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Steve Houldsworth - geograph.org.uk/p/5797041

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