Midweek Walk - The botton and the top around Beacon Fell
5 people attending
15 places left
A relatively easy walk of around 11km meeting at the visitors centre on Beacon Fell. One of the highest points in the area we start nearly half way up, we'll descend the fell and follow a very pretty river valley for a good portion of the walk and then back to reach the summit trig of the fell.
With a name like Beacon Fell, expect a prominent hill. An outlier of the Bowland Fells, its altitude of 873ft (266m) may seem comparatively modest but its detached position gives excellent sight lines - and it was much more accessible for those who had to man the beacon! Part of a Network In the days before telegraph and telephone, beacons were the nearest thing to instantaneous communication.
What to bring
It will probably be cold, make sure you have warm clothes
Recommended Kit List
• Rucksack (with a plastic liner bag or cover)
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Walking boots and socks
• Thermal base layer (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Fleece mid layer
• Walking trousers
• Hat and gloves
• Lunch and drink
• Small torch
• Spare food
• Spare warm layer
• Sunglasses and sun cream (if that time of year!)
• Extra thermal leggings and top (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Thermos flask
• Trekking poles
• Personal first aid and medication
• Money for a pub stop at the end of the day!
Food & drink
You’ll need to bring lunch with you and snacks to keep the energy up. Don't forget to eat breakfast!! :)
Make sure you have plenty of water & fluids. A flask of something hot is always good on a cold day.
Good Mountain Foods
• Chocolate of course!
• Sunflower seas
• Nuts & dried fruit
• Energy bars (especially the ones with oats)
At the end of the day if people are up for it we’ll have a drink if everyone’s up for it!