A Fell-tastic Hike

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 20

11 people attending

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Steep sections, with boggy parts.

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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.

COVID-19  – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. 
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  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!


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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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