Sunday, 17th January 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Chipping, Knot Hill, New Laund Hill, Dinkling Green Farm, Lickhurst Farm, Park Style & Park Gate, Chipping Laund Farm, and back to Chipping.
Start Point: Chipping car park Grid Reference: SD 622 433
Distance: 9.2 miles Ascent: 1,063 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Dry with a glimpse of the sun
Comments: The walk couldn't have been more different from the previous Wednesday. Most of the snow had disappeared completely although we had to skirt the odd icy patches. 20 hardy walkers turned up, noisy and anarchic as usual. There's no such thing as waiting for the leader, at least not on my walks. Hence we climbed a hill we didn't need to, for the views I said. The chickens were dried out, fluffy and hungry and took a fancy to David and Brian's sandwiches. Pleasant enough walk, we didn't lose our way and the sun came out for the last mile.

The recce for this walk was carried out on 13th January. You can compare conditions on that day by clicking here.


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Chipping Church, we are off at 10am . . .

 

through Chipping Village

 

Bill checks his flock . . .

 

up a Quiet Lane . . .

 

to Leagram Hall Park

 

Still some snow about over the first bridge . . .

 

and some ice

 

A history lesson . . .

 

at the Lime Kiln on Knot Hill (another group from Kirby)

 

Ice at Lower Greystoneley

 

Ford (not today) on the way up to . . .

 

Higher Greystoneley

 

Cattle in the  . . .

 

old barn (1729) at Fair Oak

 

Group (show offs)  heading for . . .

 

a coffee stop . . .

 

before tackling New Laund Hill

 

John heads off to . . .

 

Tungstall Ing Farm

 

Stop near Hareden Fell . . .

 

for lunch . . .

 

with the chickens

 

Higher fence Wood Farm. Checked the name now (see recce report)

 

Looking back as Roger sees if his wellies are waterproof

 

Through Dinkling Green Farm

 

Looking back with highest (256m) of the Long Knots

 

Lickhurst Farm . . .

 

which we go through . . .

 

and across the fields . . .

 

to the deserted Park Style

 

The group gathers as we head for . . .

 

Park Gate - isolated

 

2 miles to Chipping

 

The sun came out on the way to . . .

 

the Mill Pond . . .

 

above the Chair Factory

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